Guinta Remains Unpopular After Money Troubles

Apr 20, 2016


Frank Guinta
Credit Allegra Boverman

A new poll shows only 4 percent of likely voters in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District say they would definitely vote to re-elect Republican Frank Guinta in the wake of his campaign finance scandal, though fewer voters are totally ruling him out.

The Federal Election Commission last May concluded Guinta broke the law by accepting $355,000 in donations from his parents in 2010. Guinta maintains his only mistake was improperly reporting money that was rightfully his because he managed a "family pot" of money.

The latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows 46 percent of voters would definitely vote for someone else if Guinta is on the ballot in November, down from 56 percent in October. The percentage of those who would definitely pick him remained unchanged.