“National Democrats are satisfied with Hodes but secretly wish they had a more proven statewide vote-getter.”NBC (10/7/09)

CONCORD – NBC News today reports that prominent Democrats are growing increasingly concerned with Paul Hodes’s disappointing U.S. Senate campaign. According to MSNBC’s First Read (10/7/09), Democrat Party leaders recently admitted that they “secretly wish they had a more proven statewide vote-getter,” than Congressman Hodes in New Hampshire’s Senate race.

 “It’s no surprise that prominent Democrats are becoming increasingly disenchanted with Congressman Hodes’ floundering Senate campaign. Over the last few weeks he’s been criticized by the New Hampshire media for not holding traditional town hall meetings, he has insulted voters who disagree with his disastrous health care agenda and three polls released in the last month show that he is widely disliked by voters,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “Paul Hodes’ early missteps and out of touch agenda continue to remind New Hampshire voters that he is a poor candidate and he would make an even worse Senator.”

A recent poll released by the University of New Hampshire (10/5/09) indicates that Congressman Hodes would have trouble winning re-election to his House seat – let alone winning a United States Senate race. Polls released by Rasmussen Reports (9/16/09) and the American Research Group (10/1/09) also show that Hodes has extremely high disapproval ratings for an incumbent, second term Congressman.