A new CNN/ORC International poll just out had Republican Scott Brown in a dead heat with Democrat Sen Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire. The non-partisan poll should be considered more reliable than one the DSCC will soon be pushing.
The poll showed Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen tied at 48 percent with her Republican challenger Scott Brown. The poll’s margin of error was +/- 3.5 percent.
The Washington Post reports that another poll will come out Monday, this one released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which will show Shaheen leading Brown 51 percent to 43 percent.
Brown has been aggressively targeting Shaheen on the key issues of immigration and national defense, while also linking her to Barack Obama whose numbers remain in the basement in the state.
What could be a drag on Shaheen, however, is New Hampshire residents’ opinion of the leader of her party. Thirty-eight percent of New Hampshire adults polled approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, while 60% disapprove. Throughout the campaign, Brown has sought to tie Shaheen to Obama.