Poll: Shaheen, Brown tied in New Hampshire
posted at 11:29 am on January 31, 2014 by Guy Benson
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is tied with former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown in a new survey of the New Hampshire Senate race — even though Brown hasn’t officially entered the race…The survey, from bipartisan consulting firm Purple Strategies and first reported in The Boston Globe, gives both Shaheen and Brown 44 percent support among likely New Hampshire voters. Shaheen leads Brown among women, 46 percent-38 percent, but Brown takes 51 percent of men and has a 9 percent lead with independents.
The president’s poll position is weak across many 2014 battleground states, which is a significant predictive factor in midterm cycles. Democrats appear to be giving up entirely on winning back the House, shifting their focus and money to defending their Senate majority — which looks more imperiled by the day. The election is nine months away, and it’s already triage time. Wait until a flurry of stories like this hits in September and October.