Poll: Guinta's Support Plummets After Financing Scandal

Jul 24, 2015


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A new poll shows more New Hampshire voters than not say U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta should resign over his campaign finance violations, and only 5 percent would back his re-election bid next year.

Guinta insists the $355,000 he got for his 2010 campaign was his because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money. But the Federal Election Commission fined him $15,000 for taking illegal donations from his parents.

In a WMUR Granite State Poll released Wednesday, 44 percent of 1st District voters said Guinta should resign, compared to 25 percent who said he should remain. Looking ahead to 2016, 55 percent said they would definitely vote for someone else if he's on the ballot, and only 5 percent said they'd definitely vote for him.