ARG Poll: Hassan job approval jumps

A new survey from American Research Group indicates 47% of New Hampshire voters approve of the job Gov. Maggie Hassan is doing compared to 31% who disapprove.

Hassan’s net job approval, the percentage of voters who approve of her performance minus the percentage who disapprove, now stands at +16%. Just three months ago, Hassan’s net approval was +7% with 33% approving of her job performance and 26% disapproving.

The survey was completed before the legislature approved, and Hassan signed, a compromise budget that was passed unanimously by the Senate and almost unanimously by the House.

Hassan’s 47% job approval is similar to that of former Gov. John Lynch at the same point in his first term. Lynch’s job approval stood at 51% in June, 2005.

American Research Group surveyed 600 Granite State adults including 539 registered voters on June 22-25, 2013. The poll has a +/-4.0% margin of error for the total sample and a a +/-4.2% margin of error for the sample of registered voters.