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Brown Continues to Gain Ground on Shaheen In Latest NH Poll

Brown Continues to Gain Ground on Shaheen In Latest NH Poll

A new poll out from NH1 in New Hampshire has Republican Scott Brown moving from down by 7% to dead even in his race to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

With just over a month to go until Election Day, a new survey indicates that New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate battle between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown is all tied up.

The automated poll indicates that Shaheen and Brown are both tied at 47% among likely voters, with six percent saying they’re backing another candidate or are undecided. That’s a change from last week, when the NH1/New England College survey indicated Shaheen, a former three-term governor, leading Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, 50%-43%.

The change reflects a significant uptick in Brown’s polling among male likely voters, as well as independents. It also indicates the GOP challenger in the state’s governor’s race is making gains, as well.

One reason for the shift: male voters. While Shaheen continues to hold a strong lead among women, the new poll suggests that Brown’s slight edge among men is now a double digit lead.

“Senator Shaheen continues to enjoy a significant advantage among women with a nearly 13 point lead over Brown,” said Wayne Lesperance, professor of political science at New England College. “Among men, however, Brown has expanded his lead since last week’s New England College Poll to 11.5 points.”

Also helping Brown: independents. Shaheen had a slight edge among independent voters in last week’s survey. Now Brown holds a slight margin over Shaheen.


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