The Survey Center releases latest results of ongoing Granite State Poll

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The latest results from the monthly Granite State Poll, conducted by the UNH Survey Center, are in. This month's topics cover political opinion, from approval ratings of Governor Sununu to the NH Senate race to President Biden's reelection support, as well as the quality of life in the Granite State.

Among the Poll findings are:

  • Half of likely 2024 Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire would support President Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential nomination if the election were held today. Seven in ten likely Democratic primary voters want Biden to run for reelection in 2024. Support for New Hampshire holding the "first-in-the-nation" primary has fallen among Granite Staters. Read full results.
  • Approval of Governor Chris Sununu's job performance in New Hampshire remains high but has slipped in recent months. Three-quarters approve of Sununu's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only one in ten believe it is the most important problem facing the state, far lower than earlier in the year. Granite Staters oppose abortion-related policies in the recently passed budget bill. Read full results.
  • The 2022 race for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate seat is a dead heat, depending on who the eventual GOP candidate is. Hypothetical matchups between incumbent Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan and potential challengers Governor Chris Sununu and former Senator Kelly Ayotte are very tight while Hassan leads retired General Don Bolduc, the only announced Republican candidate in the race. Read full results.
  • Nearly half of likely 2024 Republican primary voters in New Hampshire currently support former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential nomination and a majority say Trump was one of the best presidents in history. However, Trump's favorability among Granite Staters overall has fallen and most don't want him to run again. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has the second highest support for 2024. Read full results.
  • New Hampshire residents are divided in their assessment of Joe Biden's handling of the economy, foreign affairs, and his overall job performance. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are less popular among Granite Staters than earlier in the year and a majority believe the country is on the wrong track. Read full results.
  • Nine in ten describe New Hampshire as an excellent or good place to live overall and nearly all New Hampshire residents feel safe in their neighborhood. Most highly rate their local environment, recreational opportunities, and health care facilities. However, nearly half of Granite Staters and an even greater number of young people say there are few local affordable housing options and say the state is not affordable overall. A quarter of state residents say they are likely to leave New Hampshire in the next five years, including more than half under the age of thirty-five, with many citing a different climate and cheaper living as reasons for leaving. Read full results.

The Granite State Poll is a monthly statewide, scientific survey in New Hampshire of public opinion and behavior concerning policy issues.

One thousand seven hundred and ninety-four (1,794) Granite State Panel members completed the survey online between July 15 and July 19, 2021. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2.3 percent. Data were weighted by respondent sex, age, education and region of the state to targets from the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as party registration levels provided by the NH Secretary of State and 2020 election results in New Hampshire. Granite State Panel members are recruited from randomly-selected landline and cell phone numbers across New Hampshire and surveys are sent periodically to panel members.