A new poll of the New Hampshire Senate race from Suffolk University finds Republican challenger Scott Brown within three points of Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. According to the poll of likely voters, Shaheen has 49 percent support to Brown's 46 percent support. Shaheen's job approval/disapproval rating is an even split at 46 percent. Brown's favorable and unfavorbale ratings are 39 percent and 48 percent, respectively.
The poll shows a big bump in support for Brown, who in Suffolk's poll in June had just 39 percent support. Shaheen's support remains the same from that June poll, 49 percent. Overall, Shaheen has a 2.5-point lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. The race remains a toss-up.
This week's Suffolk poll also found that disapproval of Barack Obama's job as president among New Hampshire's likely voters at 56 percent, and 50 percent said they do not trust the federal government to handle the current Ebola crisis.
On Saturday Brown reiterated his support for a travel ban to and from those West African countries where Ebola virus inspection is widespread. The Republican wrote an open letter to Shaheen urging her to "reconsider" her opposition to such a ban.
Update: Shaheen reportedly says she now supports a ban: