MANCHESTER, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Less than 24 hours out from Election Day, two different polls show two different winners in the U.S. Senate contest in New Hampshire.
GOP candidate Scott Brown, the former Republican senator from Massachusetts, leads by a single point in a New England College Polling Center survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.
Conversely, Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen holds a one-point lead in a poll released by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center on Sunday.
The New England College poll has voters favoring Brown over Shaheen by a 49-48 percent margin, while the U of N.H. survey shows voters selecting Shaheen 49-48 percent.
The candidates and outside groups have spent millions of dollars on the New Hampshire Senate race.
Campaign records show Shaheen has raised more cash in 2014, collecting more than $14.6 million, twice as much as Brown, who raised $7.3 million.
Both candidates have nearly emptied their coffers.
Special interest groups have invested heavily in the race, with Ending Spending Action fund leading all PACs by expending more than $4.4 million on media buys in support of Brown and in opposition of Shaheen, according to opensecrets.org.
Other outside groups in the million dollar club include:
- American Crossroads $2.6 million;
- Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee $3.8 million;
- Mayday PAC $1.6 million;
- National Republican Senatorial Committee $1.1 million;
- NextGen Climate Action $3.7 million;
- Senate Majority PAC $3.3 million;
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce $2.6 million; and
- Women Vote $1.2 million.
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