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Elizabeth Warren Tied With Scott Brown In Latest Poll

Elizabeth Warren Tied With Scott Brown In Latest Poll

 

A new poll has consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren neck-and-neck with incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) proving just how much her message of defending the middle class is resonating with likely voters.

The poll was conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the Boston Herald and has the two candidates in a statistical tie.

While national Democrats are chomping at the bit for a Brown-Warren match-up, she still needs to clear the Democratic primary first. Early indications are that she could do so easily. Warren is currently polling at 36 percent of likely primary voters while none of her potential rivals poll above 5 percent.

Warren isn’t Brown’s only possible problem. Those same polls have him trailing against two Democrats who have said they have no interest in challenging Brown–Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick leads Brown by a 43 to 36 percent margin while former Rep. Joseph Kennedy II leads Brown 45 to 37 in a hypothetical match-up.

Despite these seemingly bad numbers for Brown, his job approval rating remains strong, especially for incumbent Republicans, at 53 percent. Even thirty-eight percent of Democrats gave Brown favorable marks.

It is too early to call the Massachusetts race a bell-weather, but both Republicans and Democrats should pay close attention to the momentum of the Warren campaign. She has focused on a singular message of defending the middle class from Wall Street robber barons. And it appears to be paying off.

 

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4:51AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Elizabeth Warren --- Go all the way!!!! We love who you are!!!

6:29PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

You go Elizabeth. We need you.

2:21PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

You go girl!
Ms Warren will be a great addition to the Senate, especially in Ted Kennedy's old seat

2:04PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

I really don't understand why she is way ahead of Brown....this is Ted Kennedy's seat and Mass. is known to be pretty liberal. Why would a Tea Party Republican be so accepted there?

12:16PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Warren is a hero!! I would vote for her in a second.... why is it that WE allow money to influence our decisions. It only takes a little brain power to understand that Brown is not representing the people... wake up and smell the coffee!

12:16PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Like a lot of Massachusetts voters, I don't hate Scott Brown. His approval ratings reflect our perception of him as a relatively decent, honest, non-hateful person, at least compared to most of his Republican cohorts.

But I sure am glad to have a bright, articulate progressive Democrat to vote for instead of him!

11:27AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

We all need to send a few dollars to her campaign... Without US, she may lose, and we can't afford to have another good person kicked under the bus of the GOP.

10:25AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

I fully expect the Brown campaign to use their war chest (war chest?!?!?) to play just as dirty and they did in the special election with Coakley and others. They were just as dirty and deceiptful as other Republican elections like the Bush/Kerry election.

9:17AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

With Scott Brown having 10 million in reserves, it is time to fund Elizabeth Warren. Brown's attack ads will be lighting up the airwaves once she wins the primary. She has too much class to reciprocate, but hopefully the people will know that attack ads are just that, “say whatever you think the voters will like“, and that these ads won’t damage her reputation.

These non-thinking people on here may change their names but their hate message is still there.
Republican + Christian right wing = hate…….

Guess Jesus is very ashamed.

8:57AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Ms. Warren is the kind of person this country needs in the US Senate (or anywhere she wants to be!). She should be the next VP.

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