N.H. Senate Polls Show Conflicting Leaders

A pair of New Hampshire polls show widely conflicting results in the state's Senate race, where incumbent Sen. John Sununu (R) hopes to fend off a tough challenge from former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen (D).

A Rasmussen Reports poll shows Sununu with 52 percent in the race, leading Shaheen, who draws in 45 percent. The poll, if accurate, would represent a major swing for Sununu, after trailing Shaheen in many polls, in one August poll by as much as 11 percent. The Rasmussen poll, conducted September 23, has a four percent margin of error.

Sununu was trailing Shaheen in a Granite State/MMUR poll conducted between September 14 and 21, a poll more consistent with previous surveys conducted in the race. Shaheen led Sununu 48-44 in that poll, which represented an uptick in support from the 46-42 numbers the candidates faced in the same poll from July.

-Michael O'Brien

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