How unpopular are Democrats this cycle?
Last month, Brown trailed Shaheen in the WMUR Granite State Poll by 12 points. The new poll shows Shaheen leading brown by 2 points, 46 percent to 44 percent.
While Barack Obama’s unpopularity is cited as one reason for the huge swing, Brown has also been hammering Shaheen on immigration. Mitt Romney’s recent trip to endorse Brown may not have hurt, either. Whatever the factors, Brown has now moved from long shot, to within the margin of error. That’s not good news for a Democrat Party struggling to retain control of the Senate for Harry Reid.
“I feel very good because when I’m going out and about into people’s businesses, holding town halls — town halls are an important thing — and conveying my thoughts about being an independent voice for New Hampshire, it’s resonating,” Brown said.
“This will go down as one of the most important days of this New Hampshire U.S. Senate contest,” said James Pindell of WMUR Political Scoop. “For much of the year, this race appeared to be slipping away from Scott Brown, but now he’s back and within the margin of error.”