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Warren Pulling Ahead of Scott In Massachusetts Senate Race

Warren Pulling Ahead of Scott In Massachusetts Senate Race

Is the Massachusetts senate seat ripe for a party flip?  A new poll on the senate race shows that Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren is currently leading Republican incumbent Scott Brown by 4 percentage points, a lead that is just barely within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error.

According to the poll, Brown is still leading with Independents, but a growing number are undecided, adding to the pool of potential Warren pickups. Brown also leads with those in the highest income bracket, but Warren is the solid preference for those of the lower or middle class.  “Brown’s support is higher by 6 points among those making more than $100,000 (42 percent for Warren vs. 48 percent for Brown). Warren’s candidacy appears to resonate strongly among lower and middle class voters. Respondents earning $40,000-$100,000 support Warren by 11 points (48 percent to 37 percent), while those making less than $40,000 support her by of 15 points (42 percent to 27 percent).”

Warren also takes a larger percentage of the women’s vote than Brown does, another factor that bodes well for her campaign, as 20 percent of women are still undecided while only 9 percent of men are.

The senate seat is expected to be one of the most highly contested races in the country, with outside money and support flowing in for both candidates.  Karl Rove’s superPAC has already designated it as one of their key focuses, while progressive and women’s organizations are stepping up to help Warren.


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2:01PM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Scott Brown angered many supporters over his at best tepid stances on many issues important to the national anti statist movement. Add in the cold fact that Massachusetts has sent many reps/senators to screw over the rest of the nation these last 4 or 5 decades and its hard to see why Warren wouldn't win.

Brown was a symbol of an angry nation...that many erstwhile supporters in Taxachusetts now realize they only got a watered down Dem instead of someone concerned about the nation's fiscal and constitutional status doesn't mean all voters there like the uber statist Warren-they just realize with Brown it's another lesser of two evils contest and the Repub is so little different that it makes no sense to vote at all.

Taxachusetts is a single party state with all that means. Too bad the person they send to DC will be so harmful to the rest of us all, wonder if they can convince her to stay there as governor so she won't harm so many of us elsewhere?

9:06PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Senator form Massachusetts - Elizabeth Warren.

4:18AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:16PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

This lady is a proven leader. I wish her well. I wish her in the Senate.

4:15PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

This lady is a proven leader, one who gets things done. I wish her well. I wish her in the Senate.

6:41PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Hooray ! Go Elizabeth

7:57AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Times are changing and this country needs female leadership now more than ever before. I hope she wins the Senate in MA...and then becomes our first woman President in 2016!!!

5:54AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

I don't live in MA, but I send a small contribution every month to her campaign. Warren is wonderful and I HOPE to see her in the white house before I die!

5:51AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Would vote for her in nano second if I lived in Massachusetts! She is so smart they are afraid of her. I hope the Dems put all the $$ they can behind her, the thugs in the GOP will fight this one as hard as they can.

11:09PM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Go, Elizabeth!

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