6. Warren's numbers have been a HUGE disappointment
She trails Brown by anywhere from 7-10 points. Several polls have been done. They all yield the same results. She is behind. She is the underdog. This is shocking to me. But as I have posted here several times, women historically have had a very difficult time winning statewide office in Massachusetts. I believe no woman has ever won state-wide office there, which is amazing given its progressive reputation. These facts are more fitting for a deep southern state, but not Massachusetts.
As I said in the OP, I am hoping the President's coat-tails on election day will be enough to carry Warren across the finish line. The fight for the Senate is going to be tight. Months ago, most assumed this seat would be a Democratic pick up. Buts its not looking that way now. Without a pickup here, its going to be very tough to hold the Senate in 2012.