The latest poll by Public Policy Polling for the League of Conservation Voters, released Monday afternoon, shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen continuing to lead Republican challenger Scott Brown by 6 percentage points, the same result the pollster showed in late August.
But the poll’s more surprising finding came in the governor’s race, where for the first time Republican Walt Havenstein was within single digits of Gov. Maggie Hassan.
Pollster Tom Jensen said that with Shaheen leading 50 to 44 percent, the poll shows Brown “has not received any bump after his victory in the Republican primary two weeks ago.”
PPP is viewed as a Democratic-leaning pollster, although the company had disputed that label. Its sampling in the poll is 38 percent independents, 32 percent Democrats and 30 percent Republicans.
According to the poll, taken of 652 likely voters on Sept. 18 and 19 (with a margin of error of 3.8 percent), Shaheen leads among independents 49 to 43 percent and has stronger support from Democrats, 82 percent, than Brown has from Republicans, 76 percent.
Shaheen leads among women, 51 to 43 percent, and men, 50 to 45 percent, as well as voters in every age group.
While Shaheen is viewed favorably by 50 percent and unfavorably by 44 percent, Brown is “under water,” being viewed favorably by 43 percent and unfavorably by 53 percent. Among independents, Brown is viewed favorably by 40 percent and unfavorably by 55 percent.
In the governor’s race poll Hassan leads Havenstein among independents 51 to 43 percent and among women, 55 to 41 percent. Havenstein leads among men, 49 to 46 percent.
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