NRSC - September Momentum, As Voters Engage, Races Materialize

WASHINGTON, DC -- The NRSC today released results of recent polls conducted in Colorado and New Hampshire showing the Senate races as statistical dead heats.

In Colorado, Bob Schaffer has 39 percent, while his opponent, Democrat Mark Udall has 40 percent. According to the polling memo, "Schaffer actually has a slight advantage in terms of intensity, as his 'definite' vote is +3 points higher than Udall's definite vote."

In New Hampshire, Senator John Sununu has 44 percent, while his opponent, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen has 46 percent. According to the polling memo, "Senator John Sununu's image has improved a net five points since September, while Jeanne Shaheen's image has weakened by a net seven points over the same period."

"The results of the most recent polls in Colorado and New Hampshire show that the momentum is swinging towards Republicans," NRSC spokesperson Mary-Sarah Kinner said. "The polls, conducted after the Democrat Convention, are further evidence that in Colorado, the race is turning on the energy issue and in New Hampshire, voters are learning more and more about Jeanne Shaheen's record of failed leadership.

"While both races will be hard fought to Election Day, these polls are a clear indication of where the momentum is as we pass the unofficial kick off to Election Day," Kinner added.