Skip to comments.Poll: Scott Brown 3 points behind Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire
Posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:19 PM PST by cotton1706
If Scott Brown were running now for Senate in New Hampshire, hed trail incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by just 3 points, according to new numbers out Wednesday.
The poll, from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, found Shaheen with 46 percent of the vote, compared with 43 percent for Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who has yet to declare his candidacy in the New Hampshire race. Ten percent of those surveyed said they were undecided. Continue Reading
Shaheens approval and disapproval ratings are almost even in the poll: 44 percent approve, 43 percent disapprove and 13 percent said they arent sure. New Hampshire voters have a more negative view of Brown: 40 percent view him unfavorably, compared with 34 percent who view him favorably. Just a quarter of the states residents didnt have an opinion of him.
Brown, who was defeated by now-Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election, has long been flirting with switching states and running against Shaheen. A trip to a New Hampshire GOP fundraiser in Nashua last month further fueled speculation that Brown is serious about a bid.
The poll comes after a round of ad buys from outside groups in both parties: The conservative Americans for Prosperity and Ending Spending have both gone up with ads criticizing Shaheen, while the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC spent $150,000 last week on an ad hitting Brown.
Shaheen does better against the other, lesser-known GOP candidates, leading all of them by double digits. She leads former state Sen. Jim Rubens by 16 points (49 percent to 33 percent), former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith by 14 points (48 percent to 32 percent) and conservative activist Karen Testerman by 17 points (47 percent to 30 percent).
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He drives a truck.
Plays guitar, too.
NOT good news. The GOP CAN’T win cliff hangers - the Dems always manufacture enough votes to edge them out.
No data to breakdown that 40% between those that hate him from the communist hard left of MA-leakage versus the opposite end of the political spectrum - the Center (patriots/tea-party/constitutional-conservatives) for being RINO.
NH used to be a deeply Conservative state that was ruined when Massholes moved up to escape their own state’s high taxes but didn’t leave their leftwing ideologies at the border. The fact that they would even consider a turd like Scott Brown shows how low the state has sunk.
He f**** a duck
I'm starting to sense that this will be a wave...GOP gets 10+ seats in the Senate..
RINO! RINO! RINO!
The fact that a sellout like Brown comes that close says a lot about how weak Shaheen is.
What a joke.
New Hampshire should do better than this clown.
He drives a truck.
...hopefully he drives out of the state of Massachusetts and never looks back.
Im wondering who is better on amnesty out of Bob Smith and Scott Brown.
Brown gave positive coverage to Rubio but that was part of his job at Fox.
Brown voted no on the Dream Act in 2010 but is open to reforming the immigration system. That doesn’t worry me too much because Reid and Schumer make is obvious from the start their goal is to register Democrat voters ASAP. Even if someone is a wimp on the issue like Dan Coats, Ron Johnson or Pat Toomey they end up voting no on a ridiculous gang style bill.
Bob Smith and Brown were not around during McCain and Kennedy’s immigration bills were floated.
It also says a lot about the leadership of the NH Republican Party. Ayotte is as bad as McCain and a backstabber to Cruz. She campaigned as a conservative. The fact that they'd run an out of state Republican who's as bad as Ayotte says one thing...they're not interested in anything conservative. Surely there's an old-school NH Republican who would win NH with next to no effort.
are they any heavy blue districts there that would cheat to win? like in Philly?
I have wanted Mark Steyn to run.
Are Canadian citizens eligible to be in the US Senate?
I think he’s a shyster.
The GOPe is picking insider Ed Gillespie as their VA candidate with a poll showing him six points behind the Dem.
Gillespie told El Rushbo on his show back when Gillespie worked for W Bush “that’s not going to happen” when Rush asked about cutting departments like “Energy” in the federal government.
Maybe he will tap dance for New Hampshire liberals to get their votes.
I don’t know what his status is, nor the laws as they pertain to the senate. Though I think it was Hugh Hewitt who floated the idea first, and even set up a website.
The guy is certainly awesome and would shred any incoming MSM assaults without even having his first cup of coffee for the day.
Precisely. I would characterize it as an infestation. Like Kommiefornians the blight follows their wanderings. OTOH Madame Shaheen made it easy for them to move N as she expanded welfare. She is the electorates fault.
Incumbents with approval ratings in the 40s are generally considered to be in trouble.
What difference does it make whether he wins of loses? When it’s something important, he votes with the Democrats. F&$k him!
Typical M*sshole...he’s a loser in his home state, so he skips up to soviet Red Hampshire to establish his political kingdom. They do this at the local level, as well...check many of your small Red Hampshire towns...police chief, board of selectmen, road agents, State Representatives...M*ssholes or New Yorkers, nine times out of ten. Some of the nastiest pr*cks I have EVER met live in my neighborhood...M*ssholes, every last one of them. Liars and cheats, one and all.