Carol Shea-Porter (D): 45
John Sununu (R): 46
While all the matchups tested here by our friends at PPP are well within the margin of error, Hodes starts off the 2010 Senate race in the best shape -- indeed, he even has more room to grow than Shea-Porter does. A full 24% of voters have no opinion of Hodes, while only 17% of voters don't know enough about CSP to give an opinion.
Sununu has near-universal name recognition, which is hardly a surprise given his recent humiliating defeat at the polls, but that suggests that his numbers here may be something of a high water mark. Bass, on the other hand, has the least name recognition of the bunch, and those who do know him don't seem to care for him all that much -- his favorability score clocks in at 33-37. I'd be pretty surprised if the Bassmaster threw his hat into the ring.