Despite running for re-election in a Biden-won state and having no named Republican opponent, it appears New Hampshire voters can’t wait to get rid of incumbent U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan.
The latest Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll finds only 39 percent of the state’s registered voters believe she deserves re-election.
Only 44 percent approve of her job performance, down from 46 percent in March, while 51 percent disapprove, up from 49 percent.
Hassan poll numbers were expected to improve, given a favorable election calendar, but her votes for policies that help collapse the economy appear to be eating into her support.
“For those who thought that Hassan would rebound over the summer thanks to a late primary and millions of dollars in spending from Hassan’s campaign and a vast network of shady, dark-money groups, they were very wrong,” said NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi.
“The indisputable facts remain: Maggie Hassan is one of the weakest incumbents in the U.S. Senate with a voting record far out of step with New Hampshire,” said Arrighi.
Hassan’s Republican opponent will be selected in a Sept. 13 primary.
“Senate challenger Don Bolduc has opened up a strong lead over the rest of the
Republican primary field,” Saint Anselm reports. “Building on residual support from his 2020 Senate primary run, Bolduc leads with 32 percent on the ballot test, followed by Chuck Morse with 16 percent, Kevin Smith with 4 percent, Bruce Fenton with 4 percent, and Vikram Mansharamani with 2 percent. 39 percent of Republican voters remain undecided.”
Hassan isn’t the only New Hampshire incumbent in trouble, as each of the state’s two congressmen, both Democrats, face tough races against Republican challengers.
Republicans hold a three-point lead among New Hampshire voters when asked which party’s nominee they planned to support for Congress.
Voter frustration is driven by Democrat-supported Biden policies, with only 21 percent believing “that the country is headed on the right track.”
Even though Joe Biden won New Hampshire over President Donald Trump by eight points, his job approval numbers are at just 42 percent approval compared to 57 percent disapproval.
The only New Hampshire incumbent with majority approval is Republican Governor Chris Sununu, with 60 percent approving of his job performance and just 37 disapproving.
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