Maybe it’s time to rethink the “it’s not a wave year” mantra if this poll becomes a trend:
In the WMUR/UNH survey released Thursday night, Shaheen led Brown by 46 percent to 44 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
This latest numbers show a dramatic swing in Brown’s direction from the previous WMUR/UNH poll, which was conducted a month-and-a-half earlier and showed Shaheen leading Brown by 12 points.
According to the latest RealClearPolitics polling average, Shaheen leads Brown by 6.6 points.
National Republicans will be buoyed by the new poll, which indicates that the race is within Brown’s reach.
“Connecting with voters” was never Brown’s strong point. “Being the deciding vote against ♡bamaCare!!!” was. When the Democrats used parliamentary skullduggery to deprive him of that vote, Massachusetts lost its reason for sending him to DC — and everything returned to normal in the following election.
What reason might New Hampshire voters have for sending Brown back?