WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican Sen. John Sununu, who trailed former New Hampshire Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen by double digits in a hypothetical matchup at the beginning of summer, has now closed the gap to 5 percentage points, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The American Research Group Poll was conducted over the weekend after Shaheen officially announced she would challenge Sununu for his seat in 2008. Shaheen and Sununu squared off in 2002 for the Senate seat.
In June, the ARG Poll showed Shaheen with a whopping 28 point lead over the first term senator. The new poll, conducted from September 14-17, has Shaheen up by 5 points just outside of the 4.2 percentage point margin of error. ARG surveyed 558 registered voters.
– CNN Ticker Producer Xuan Thai