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Poll: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen tied in New Hampshire Senate race

Scott Brown may have some momentum heading down the stretch to November, as a CNN poll out Monday morning finds him running dead even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

In the survey of 735 likely voters, both candidates sit at 48 percent. Shaheen had been comfortably in front throughout the race — some polls as recently as two months ago gave her a double-digit lead — though Brown has closed the gap of late.

The CNN result comes despite Brown actually posting a net negative favorability rating in the Granite State, with 46 percent of voters viewing him favorably and 48 percent viewing him unfavorably. Yet President Obama and his abysmal 38 percent approval rating — a number that has been heading south for some time now — may be weighing Shaheen down.

That said, Shaheen leads Brown in CNN's poll by a seven-point margin among registered voters, so it's possible the network's "likely voter" model is skewing things. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is set to release its own poll Monday showing Shaheen with an eight-point lead.