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Oct 9, 2015 4:29 PM

Poll: Guinta's support eroding amid financing scandal

The Associated Press

CONCORD — A new poll shows that 50 percent of New Hampshire residents surveyed think U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta should resign amid his campaign finance troubles and 4 percent said they would back his re-election bid next year.

The Republican said the $355,000 he reported loaning himself for his 2010 campaign was his because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money. The Federal Election Commission concluded Guinta broke the law by accepting donations above the legal limit from his parents and fined him.

In a UNH-WMUR Granite State Poll released Thursday, 56 percent said they'd vote for someone else if Guinta's on the ballot. Twenty-four percent were unsure.

The telephone poll of 286 First District residents was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from Sept. 24-Oct. 2, with a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 5.8 percentage points.


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