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Poll: Scott Brown 3 points behind Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire
politico.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Emily Schultheis

Posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:19 PM PST by cotton1706

If Scott Brown were running now for Senate in New Hampshire, he’d 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

Shaheen’s approval and disapproval ratings are almost even in the poll: 44 percent approve, 43 percent disapprove and 13 percent said they aren’t 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 state’s residents didn’t 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:19 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

He drives a truck.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 1:34:22 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Plays guitar, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr7OWxOBIho


3 posted on 01/15/2014 1:39:37 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: cotton1706

NOT good news. The GOP CAN’T win cliff hangers - the Dems always manufacture enough votes to edge them out.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 1:46:30 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: cotton1706
New Hampshire voters have a more negative view of Brown: 40 percent view him unfavorably...

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.

5 posted on 01/15/2014 1:46:42 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cotton1706

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.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 1:47:33 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Dr. Sivana

He f**** a duck


7 posted on 01/15/2014 1:50:33 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: cotton1706
Dems are refusing to admit just how much Obamacare hurts them....and GOP wisely won't say it...though they know...The exit polls will be brutal for Obama and the Dems.

I'm starting to sense that this will be a wave...GOP gets 10+ seats in the Senate..

8 posted on 01/15/2014 1:50:45 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: cotton1706

RINO! RINO! RINO!


9 posted on 01/15/2014 1:51:02 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: cotton1706

The fact that a sellout like Brown comes that close says a lot about how weak Shaheen is.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 1:51:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

amazing


11 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:08 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Scott Brown??

What a joke.

New Hampshire should do better than this clown.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:42 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Dr. Sivana

He drives a truck.

*********
...hopefully he drives out of the state of Massachusetts and never looks back.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 1:53:01 PM PST by Starboard
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To: cotton1706

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.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 1:56:45 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Viennacon
The fact that a sellout like Brown comes that close says a lot about how weak Shaheen is

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.

15 posted on 01/15/2014 1:56:47 PM PST by grania
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To: cotton1706

are they any heavy blue districts there that would cheat to win? like in Philly?


16 posted on 01/15/2014 1:58:39 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: grania

I have wanted Mark Steyn to run.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 1:58:42 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Are Canadian citizens eligible to be in the US Senate?


18 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:53 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: GeronL

I think he’s a shyster.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 2:06:45 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 2:08:28 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: smokingfrog

Maybe he will tap dance for New Hampshire liberals to get their votes.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 2:08:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nascarnation

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.

http://steynforsenate.com/


22 posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The guy is certainly awesome and would shred any incoming MSM assaults without even having his first cup of coffee for the day.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 2:13:45 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 2:36:09 PM PST by 556x45
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To: cotton1706

Incumbents with approval ratings in the 40s are generally considered to be in trouble.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 3:12:48 PM PST by MNnice
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To: cotton1706

What difference does it make whether he wins of loses? When it’s something important, he votes with the Democrats. F&$k him!


26 posted on 01/15/2014 3:25:44 PM PST by nobamanomore
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To: cotton1706

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.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 3:26:23 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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