Third Poll Confirms Elizabeth Warren is in the Lead
Yet another poll confirms that Elizabeth Warren (D) has taken the lead in the Massachusetts senate race. According to a new Suffolk University poll she has as four point advantage over Republican incumbent Scott Brown. From Suffolk University:
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren (48 percent) has overtaken incumbent Republican Scott Brown (44 percent), in a Senate squeaker that still falls within the margin of error, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH-Boston) poll of likely general election voters in Massachusetts. Eight percent of those polled were undecided or chose someone else.
These results contrast with a Suffolk University/7NEWS poll conducted in May, when Brown led Warren 48 percent to 47 percent, with 5 percent either undecided or choosing someone else.
This poll is right in line with the other recently polling of the race. A new PPP poll had Warren up by two and a Western New England University found her with a six point lead. Warren’s position has improved from earlier in the cycle and she now holds a modest but real lead. For a challenger to be ahead by any amount at this point in the cycle is a very good sign.
It would seem that the overwhelming Democratic nature of Massachusetts is simply too big of a hurdle for Brown to overcome. According to all three polls Brown is extremely well liked but this election could easily decide which party controls the Senate. The Republican party appears to be too much of a drag on Brown.