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Tue Feb 14, 2012, 02:14 PM

Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown Tied in Massachusetts Poll

Democrat Elizabeth Warren is neck and neck with Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

The poll, conducted by Massachusetts think tank MassINC for the Boston NPR station WBUR, finds that 46 percent of likely voters in the state said they would vote for Warren, while 43 percent said they would vote for Brown. That's within the poll's margin of error.



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Reply Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown Tied in Massachusetts Poll (Original post)
UCmeNdc Feb 2012 OP
FBaggins Feb 2012 #1
Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #2
Renew Deal Feb 2012 #3
baldguy Feb 2012 #18
INdemo Feb 2012 #20
jmowreader Feb 2012 #23
zanana1 Feb 2012 #4
fascisthunter Feb 2012 #5
chase48 Feb 2012 #26
Mz Pip Feb 2012 #6
aquart Feb 2012 #7
racaulk Feb 2012 #8
MBS Feb 2012 #16
rgbecker Feb 2012 #9
Fearless Feb 2012 #14
rgbecker Feb 2012 #22
Fearless Feb 2012 #24
Fearless Feb 2012 #25
Arkana Feb 2012 #19
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2012 #11
fascisthunter Feb 2012 #12
chase48 Feb 2012 #28
chelsea0011 Feb 2012 #10
Zoeisright Feb 2012 #13
asfghjrtj Feb 2012 #15
lunatica Feb 2012 #17
RBInMaine Feb 2012 #21
chase48 Feb 2012 #27

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 02:17 PM

1. Closer than you would like it to be...

...but nothing changes the fact that this is still a statewide incumbent who can't crack 50% (in fact rarely comes close to it).

And MA isn't a state with a whole lot of wiggle room for a Republican to improve that base number.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 02:24 PM

2. Hopefully the Republicans will be so depressed by their horrible presidential nominee

(and we know they have ZERO chance of nominating a non-horrible nominee) that their turnout will be low and we can kick their asses up and down the ballot.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 02:45 PM

3. When a Democrat leads it's a tie.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:48 AM

18. +1

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:08 PM

20. since huffington and AOL joined forces it seems they

try and 'word" the article to show a slight right favorability..

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 12:47 AM

23. Call it an "MOE tie"

because Ms. Warren is, according to this poll, only three percent ahead of Brown in this poll, the thing is within Margin of Error.

Brown's problem is he really hasn't done a hell of a lot, either good or bad, except vote with the United Republican Wall of Obstruction almost all the time. It is going to be damn hard to campaign on a record of obstructing Democrats in a state that's as blue as Massachusetts is, and that's what he's got to do.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 02:57 PM

4. Go Elilzabeth! nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 04:33 PM

5. Scott Brown is done...

Elizabeth Warren will take this.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:56 AM

26. Oklahoma roots

 

Liz will kick this self centered, I'm so pretty mega maniac's ass and we down here in Okla are helping her do just that, encouraging okies's on Ok dem , Ok Topix forums to donate and we don't like the disparaging remarks he made about Elizabeth being not so pretty, humn, we think she is striking attractive, Jon Stewart on his Daily Show quoted she turned him on and he is a young guy and looking at his wife she is a candidate for weight watchers and that is about all I have to say about this Wall Street runner ustabearepug from Tulsa

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. Why is this even close?

Scott Brown is such a ass I can't see how he got elected in the first place.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 05:38 PM

7. That's my question.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 05:47 PM

8. He got elected because we had a candidate who was a terrible campaigner...

...and acted as if she could ride the Kennedy name alone right to the US Senate. Also, the Repukes in that state were *very* motivated to get out to the polls because Brown promised to be the 41st vote in the Senate against the healthcare reform bill.

I'm glad the Dems in Massachusetts aren't making that mistake again. Warren is gonna destroy Brown in November!

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Response to racaulk (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 07:10 AM

16. " " " " " n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 05:50 PM

9. Massachusetts' little secret: Hard to get elected if you are a women.

Ask how we ended up with Romney or Brown in first place.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

22. Here's the whole list in national office.


Edith Rogers - Succeeds husband 1925-1960
Margaret Heckler 1967-1983 republican
Louise Hicks - One term 1971 (Busing opponent)
Nike Tsongas - 2007-Present.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Senate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives

When Warren beats Brown, she will be Massachusett's first women Senator! And only the fifth women from Massachusetts in congress.

Can't wait to cast my vote for her.

Thanks for the links. I guess there is some hope. After watching O'Brien and Coakley lose their bids for statewide office, I thought for sure it was because of a Massachusetts anti women bias.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 12:54 AM

25. Since 1963 MA has had only 7 Senators and one was interim.

Last edited Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:39 AM - Edit history (1)

Elizabeth Warren will be the first. But there isn't some sort of conspiracy against women. Sorry. Add Gov. Jane Swift to the list as well.


In the state House, 36 of 160 are women... 22.5% including the Speaker pro Tempore.

In the Senate... 11 of 40 are women... 27.5%

The national average for women in elected legislative positions in state is... 23.7%

In MA it is 47 of 200... 23.5%

So, it's .2% (less than one delegate, as 48 of 200 is 24%) lower than the national average.

Should there be more women in Congress? Absolutely. But across the board. In ALL states. Massachusetts does not have some secret agenda against women. We vote for women as consistently as anywhere else in the nation.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 11:09 AM

19. No, Martha Coakley lost because she was an awful campaigner.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 06:06 PM

11. They don't call them Massholes for nothing

You have some very backwards people who buy right into the constant "Professor" Warren bullshit and see Scott Brown as a "regular" guy, not a nut like Republicans from the South.

That said, I'm confident she will win, and it won't really be close.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 08:05 PM

12. because the media says so

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:14 AM

28. forgot to vote

 

Democrates did not get off their backsides and make an effort to get to the pols and vote, isn't Ma a Kennedy blue state? Kelso from Tulsa

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 06:01 PM

10. This election hasn't even started and Brown has to play catch up.

Warren still has to get by the other Dems before she even runs against Brown. When she does this, the election will start and the people of Massachusetts will get a chance to know her. I suspect most the state knows very little of her right now. There are very few ads right now and the media isn't following this campaign full throttle yet. I suspect that in a national election and Dems probably coming out full force (they didn't for Coakley because she didn't energize them early and enough), Brown will be in situation that will be difficult to win. And I think once Warren starts really campaigning and debating, short of a total breakdown on her part, this election won't be that close.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:07 AM

13. Wow, people really are that stupid.

Why Brown is even in the race shows how repukes have been successful at brainwashing half of the American public.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 07:17 AM

17. Will there be Warren/Brown debates?

They should be quite interesting. She'll be armed with facts and truth and solutions and he'll be.... What?

Every time I think of him the mental picture I get is of pink underpants. Is that reason enough to get re-elected?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 09:44 PM

21. Polls don't mean shit right now.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:10 AM

27. that can't be right

 

must be a fox poll, he voted for the blunt rule, for the Ryan plan against Senior entitlements, planned parenthood so what senior is going to vote for a guy athat wants to voucher Medicare, privatize SS, any senior and any woman that votes for this guy is uninformed, misinformed or just plain dumb

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