Back to the Senate?

Republican Scott Brown’s decision to move to another state may actually allow him to get back into the Senate. A new WMUR Granite State Poll¬†found the New Hampshire Senate race is extremely close.

If the election were held today 46 percent would vote to re-elect Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and 44 percent would vote for Brown.

When WMUR last polled in July Shaheen had a comfortable 12 point which has now almost entirely disappeared. This either represents a massive recent surge in support for Brown or perhaps it’s an outlier. It is worth noting that other fairly recent polls found Shaheen in a much better position. YouGov poll had her up by 10 points and Marist had her winning by 8 points.

If on the off chance Brown ends up losing the Republican primary things start to look much better for Shaheen according to the WMUR poll. She still holds a double digit lead over former New Hampshire senator Bob Smith and former state senator Jim Rubens.