As you may have seen last evening, the latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster facing toss-up races – before the real heat of the general election battle.
Instead of riding President Obama’s coattails this year, Shea-Porter and Kuster must now contend with the President’s job approval hitting “an all-time low in the state, which will hurt Democratic candidates in November.”
THE WMUR GRANITE STATE POLL
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SURVEY CENTER
TIGHT RACES IN BOTH NH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D.
UNH Survey Center
DURHAM, NH – In New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, Congresswoman Carol-Shea Porter and former Congressman Frank Guinta remain locked in a tight contest while newcomer Dan Innis remains close. In District 2, Congresswoman Ann Kuster continues to struggle with popularity in her district and is in a dead heat with State Representative Marilinda Garcia.
These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Eight hundred and twenty-nine (827) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between August 7 and August 17, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.4 percent. Included were 397 residents of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District (MSE = +/- 4.9%) and 430 from the Second District (MSE = +/- 4.7%). Of these residents, 297 in the First District (MSE =+/- 5.7%) and 312 (MSE = +/- 5.5%) in the Second District are 2014 likely voters.
For complete press release and detailed tabular results, please click: https://cola.unh.edu/survey-center/tight-races-both-nh-congressional-districts-81914