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New Hampshire 2nd District - Bass vs. Kuster

Candidates

Charlie Bass

Charlie Bass (R)

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Ann McLane Kuster

Ann McLane Kuster (D)

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RCP Ranking:
2010 State Races:
Governor | Senate | NH-1

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2008:
President | Senate | NH-1
2006: Governor | NH-2
2004: President | Senate | NH-1 | NH-2

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBass (R)Kuster (D)Spread
Final Results----48.346.8Bass +1.5
WMUR/UNH10/27 - 10/31451 LV4043Kuster +3
WMUR/UNH10/7 - 10/12363 LV3643Kuster +7
The Hill/Penn, Schoen & Berland (D)10/5 - 10/7407 LV4542Bass +3
WMUR/UNH9/23 - 9/29220 LV4338Bass +5
American Res. Group9/22 - 9/26400 LV3836Bass +2
WMUR/UNH4/12 - 4/21231 LV4230Bass +12
WMUR/UNH1/27 - 2/3174 LV3928Bass +11
WMUR/UNH7/19 - 7/27197 LV4729Bass +18
NH2

Race Analysis

10/27/10 -- Charlie Bass held this Democratic-leaning district from 1994 until the 2006 elections, when he was upset by Paul Hodes.  With Hodes running for the Senate, Bass was considered the favorite to reclaim this district, especially after Democrats selected a nominee who is probably a touch too liberal for this area.  But Bass has been beset by allegations of ethical improprieties stemming from his tenure in Congress, and has fallen behind in the polls.  This one may be getting away from Republicans.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Hodes (D) 56%, Horn (R) 41%   2008: Obama (D) 56%, McCain (R) 43%
  2006: Hodes (D) 53%, Bass (R) 47%   2004: Kerry (D) 52%, Bush (R) 47%
  2004: Bass (R) 58%, Hodes (D) 38%   2000: Gore (D) 48%, Bush (R) 47%