Warren up in Boston Globe Poll ….Brown is slipping after their debate and the Democratic Convention…

That Brown kept Ted Kennedy’s seat so long is pretty good…

But a Good Convention and a lousy Republican Presidential candidate is providing too much for GOP Mass Senator  Scott Brown these days…

Democrats ARE coming home…

And…..Never-mind the ‘professor’ label Elizabeth Warren has …..

She is trending up ……

The rallying of Massachusetts Democrats around Elizabeth Warren produces another bracing poll result for Sen. Scott Brown, via the Boston Globe:

Warren, a Democrat, leads Brown, a Republican, 43 percent to 38 percent, a shift from the Globe’s last poll in May, when Brown held a 2-point lead. But the race remains within either candidate’s grasp, with 18 percent of voters still undecided, said Andrew E. Smith, the Globe’s pollster and the director of the University of New Hampshire ­Survey Center. …

Warren’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, meaning a spread of as much as 8 percentage points between the candidates would still statistically count as a dead heat. Still, the survey is sobering for Brown six weeks before the election.

“It’s trending away from Brown,’’ said Smith. “Brown right now is not doing well enough among Democrats to offset the advantage that ­Warren has,” said Smith. “That’s just such a big obstacle to overcome for any Republican candidate” in Massachusetts.

With the exception of a Boston Herald poll, Warren has led every major survey since the Democratic National Convention…..



Who says Conventions don’t matter?

Ever since the Democratic Convention ….Obama, Warren and other Democrats have marched ahead of their opponents and never looked back….

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7 thoughts on “Warren up in Boston Globe Poll ….Brown is slipping after their debate and the Democratic Convention…”

  1. That Brown kept Ted Kennedy’s seat SO LONG (emphasis added) is pretty good
    The Dog

    He won a special election to serve out his term

    This is his first election for a whole term

    That sentence is nonsensical

  2. I thought that too Jack. The Democrats are coming home to Brown, and Warren is being very successful at hanging Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell around Senator Zero’s neck. And, he really is a zero in so many ways.

    1. Brown should have NOT even be in this against Warren….
      Special or NOT
      This IS Ted Kenndy’s seat…
      Brown should NEVER have had it THIS LONG…. ….

  3. Richard Tisei leads Rep. John Tierney in poll

    ¶ Big hope for GOP; many undecided

    By Michael Levenson
    | Boston Globe Staff

    Republicans may have their best chance of winning a Massachusetts congressional seat in nearly two decades with Richard R. Tisei pulling six percentage points ahead of Representative John F. Tierney in a new Boston Globe poll.

    Tisei, a former state senator from Wakefield, leads Tierney, a Salem Democrat, 37 percent to 31 percent among likely voters, with 30 percent undecided.

    The high percentage of undecided voters reflects the electorate’s lack of knowledge of Tisei as well as Tierney’s relative unpopularity, even among members of his own party, said Andrew E. Smith, the director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which conducted the poll.

    “Tierney is vulnerable, very vulnerable,” Smith said. “He’s in really rough shape to pull this out, by historical standards.”

    The results of the Boston Globe poll (PDF)

    The findings suggest that unflattering attention from the illegal gambling ring that was run by Tierney’s brothers-in-law has taken a serious toll on the congressman’s reelection campaign, Smith said.

    Tierney’s vulnerabilities, combined with Tisei’s relatively moderate stances on many issues, have made the Sixth Congressional District race one of the most competitive in Massachusetts and the most closely watched nationally. If elected, Tisei would be the first openly gay Republican congressman to disclose his sexual orientation before being elected.

    National Republicans are targeting Tierney with attack ads that demand he “man up and tell the truth — the whole truth” about the gambling operation. Tierney’s wife, Patrice, spent a month in federal prison last year after pleading guilty to “willful blindness” while managing a bank account for one of her brothers involved in the gambling ring, and for helping that brother file false tax returns. John Tierney has not been accused of any wrongdoing, and has said he had no knowledge of any illegal activity. But the poll indicates his image has been tarnished. In 2010, Tierney won handily with 57 percent of the vote…

    … continued at http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/09/30/tisei-leads-tierney-globe-poll/wYWKkqXd1KaIpIW5lF8AVN/story.html

  4. Scott Brown paints win as key for GOP

    ¶ Pitch to non-Mass. Republicans stresses control of Senate, not bipartisanship

    By Noah Bierman
    Boston Globe Staff

    Senator Scott Brown has made extraordinary efforts to differentiate himself from the national Republican Party in his tough reelection bid ­— appearing with President Obama in campaign commercials, calling himself an independent voice on the trail, and chastising his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, for her efforts to nationalize the race.

    “While she’d like to run, apparently, against Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and others, she’s running against Scott Brown, and I’m right here,” Brown said last month during a press conference.

    But Brown’s fund-raising on the national level, where money is crucial and anger at Democrats is high, can strike a far different tone. Four fund-raising pages linked to Brown’s website show his campaign making some of the same points emphasized by Warren, that control of the Senate is at stake in their election and that national party affiliation matters.

    One fund-raising Web page linked to Brown’s website calls his fight against Warren “the number one Senate race in the country” and urges supporters to donate to Brown because he is “opposed by Professor Elizabeth Warren, the liberal media, Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Obama White House.”

    Another Web page on Brown’s site, linked to an endorsement by Senator John Thune of South Dakota, urges support for Brown because “his victory holds the key to a Republican majority in the Senate” and “his opponent is funded by the national liberals.”

    Two others seek support “to help elect a Republican majority ” from donors who are “committed to a Republican-led United States Senate.” …


    This doesn’t seem anywhere as blatant as Mitt Romney’s hard-right appeals to early-decision Republican states like South Carolina. In fact, I’m sure that Lincoln Chafee (then a GOP Senator, now an Indep. Gov. of RI) made very similar appeals to GOP donors to those that Scott Brown is making now in Chafee’s unsuccessful 2006 reelection campaign against Sheldon Whitehouse (D): that the Senate was so closely divided that the Republican caucus needed every vote. At the same time, his chief appeal in Rhode Island (like his father’s) was his bipartisanship and lack of lockstep party loyalty. — Dave

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