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Poll: Republicans In Strong Position To Flip New Hampshire Senate Seat

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Control for the U.S. Senate may come down to which party wins New Hampshire in the 2022 midterm elections.

As of right now, polling indicates Republicans are in a good position.

A Saint Anselm College Survey Center survey found that GOP Gov. Chris Sununu has an 8 point lead over Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan in a potential 2022 U.S. Senate matchup.

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The findings of the poll were summarized by WMUR:

The Saint Anselm College Survey Center found Sununu leading Hassan, 49 percent to 41 percent, with 6 percent choosing “someone else” and 4 percent unsure.

The survey center said its sample was evenly divided, with 34 percent registered Democrats, 33 percent registered Republicans and 33 percent registered undeclared voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

The survey also found:

–Preferences in the new poll, as in past polls, were predictably divided along party lines, with 83 percent of registered Democrats favoring Hassan and 89 percent of registered Republicans favoring Sununu.

–But undeclared voters favored Sununu by a margin of 50 percent to 34 percent, with 8 percent choosing “someone else” and an additional 8 percent undecided.

–According to the poll, 44 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved of the job Hassan is doing as a senator.

–Sununu’s job performance was approved by 64 percent and disapproved by 34 percent of those polled. In June, 68 percent approved and 30 percent disapproved.

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Democrats have only been in power for a few months, and it appears their radical agenda is already backfiring.

As Republicans aim to win back the majority in the chamber from the Democrats in 2022, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) – the re-election arm of Senate Republicans – sees Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire as potential pick-up opportunities to flip a blue seat red.

House Republicans have also laid out their path to winning back the chamber they came close to flipping in 2020.

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Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

The GOP has another big advantage now: they are raking in historical amounts of money.

Republicans set a fundraising record for the third month in a row and now have $42.1 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.

House Republicans also have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.

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The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

Donald Trump recently said it would be an “interesting” idea for him to run for a Florida seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.

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