Get outta town,Scott Brown? A New Hampshire poll shows Scott Brown and incumbent NH Senator Jean Shaheen now in a “dead heat.”
The Granite State Poll, released Thursday evening, found Brown trailing Shaheen, 44 percent to 46 percent among likely voters, with 9 percent not knowing or undecided in a hypothetical general election matchup. […] The survey of likely voters on hypothetical ballot matchups has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.
Could Scott Brown be New Hampshire’s next US senator ,in a Republican controlled senate? Last time I read about Brown, the former Massachusetts Senator-turned-carpet-bagger was mocked by the former NH poet laureate in a short poem (almost like a Haiku). And in another campaign incident, Brown hid out in a men’s room to avoid a answering a reporter’s questions.
Yet races always tighten up. Besides, Scottie may have gotten a boost from the recent visit by Senator John McCain. The old maverick is still popular in the “Live free or die” license-plate state. Of course he still has his party primary to win or lose on September ninth too.
Helpfully the Huffington Post suggests: Stop Freaking Out Over The Results Of One Poll. The Huffpollster has a half dozen polling experts explaining why this poll and polls generally are so often unreliable predictors: this poll may be an outlier, it relies on more Republican voters than past polls, and for accuracy you should take the average of several polls etc. etc.
Let’s trust the Huffington Post to ease our minds — it’s a good reliable source. Yeah, no freak-out, move along to the story posted near the survey take-down: Secrets of Iceberg That Sank the Titanic Revealed in New Study
And at least Scott Brown is still within the margin of error.