If Scott Brown were running now for Senate in New Hampshire, he’d trail incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by just 3 points, according to new numbers out Wednesday.
The poll, from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, found Shaheen with 46 percent of the vote, compared with 43 percent for Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who has yet to declare his candidacy in the New Hampshire race. Ten percent of those surveyed said they were undecided.
Shaheen’s approval and disapproval ratings are almost even in the poll: 44 percent approve, 43 percent disapprove and 13 percent said they aren’t sure. New Hampshire voters have a more negative view of Brown: 40 percent view him unfavorably, compared with 34 percent who view him favorably. Just a quarter of the state’s residents didn’t have an opinion of him.