The latest numbers from the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center illustrate the electoral hurdles that could be looming for both Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, with both members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation finding their personal approval underwater.
Shea-Porter beats Kuster in terms of personal popularity, with 31 percent approving her job performance compared to 29 percent for Kuster. But each congresswoman faces a net -1 percent mark, with 32 percent disapproving of Shea-Porter and 30 percent for Kuster.
As the Nashua Patch report of the poll notes, such numbers are “fueling a new wave of questioning whether the two are vulnerable in the midterm elections.”
On the other hand, the UNH survey offered a favorable report to both Granite State senators, with Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte both netting high marks. Shaheen got approval from 59 percent of respondents, with 23 percent disapproving, while Ayotte boasts a 50 percent favorability rating and 25 percent disapproving.