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August 22, 2014

Scott Brown Catches Jeanne Shaheen in Poll

This is one of those seats that people thought the Democrats would hold, more or less easily. Sure, it was technically possible Brown could win, but everyone has had this in their "And here are some other races" column.

But a poll says it's statistically tied -- Brown down by only two.

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.

That's a lot of movement. 60% of the NH electorate says they haven't made up their minds (so the poll reflects to whom people are leaning, not whom they've definitely made up their minds to vote for).

Why all the movement? For one thing, Brown is hustling all over the state, holding Town Hall meetings, while Jeanne Shaheen is... well I don't want to say hiding, so I'll just say hiding.

And Brown is hammering the immigration issue-- you know, that issue where the GOP is totally doomed and really just needs to pass Comprehensive Amnesty now to save itself from a mighty drubbing.

From the NRSC's analysis of its own poll findings:

Internal polls show that her opposition to increased border security and her role in Obama's push for "Executive Amnesty" are extremely potent in the Granite State.



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