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New Hampshire Senate: Brown Running out of Time to Capture the Lead

Suffolk, 10/16 – 10/19

New Hampshire Senate

  • Jeanne Shaheen – Democrat – 48.60%
  • Scott Brown – Republican – 45.60%
  • Undecided – 5.60%

The Democrat Jeanne Shaheen has recaptured the lead after temporarily falling behind in September to her Republican challenger Scott Brown. Suffolk’s most recent poll pegged Shaheen at 48.60 percent of the vote, while Brown had 45.60 percent.

In September, a New England College poll had Brown in the lead for the first time ever. He secured 48 percent of the votes, to Shaheen’s 47. He didn’t maintain his minor advantage heading into October.

Shaheen’s approval ratings were average. 46 percent of voters approve of the job that she has done, while 46 did not.

Voters were asked whether or not either candidates attack ads influenced their decisions in the election. 35.40 percent of voters did not like Shaheen’s devotion to Obama and 44.40 percent said that it made no difference. For Brown, 45 percent of voters said that they trusted him to deal with women’s issues, while 43.60 said they did not.

When asked what candidate they thought had the more negative campaign, 34.20 percent chose Shaheen and 33 percent Brown.

44.20 percent of voters believe that Brown will vote the party line, while 38.40 percent think that he has an independent voice.

It is worth noting that 30 percent of voters in this poll admit to trusting Fox News as their primary source for news. 13.20 percent said ABC, 11.40 CNN, and 6.40 MSNBC.

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