Elizabeth Warren Leads Scott Brown in Poll
It's a small lead, but her numbers are surging
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2011 3:45 PM CDT
Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, center, talks with supporters in Framingham, Mass., on Sept. 14.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

(Newser) – A new poll confirms it: The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up to be a doozy. The survey from Public Policy Polling has Elizabeth Warren ahead of Scott Brown 46-44. While the margin is slim, it marks a big jump for Warren since she announced her Democratic candidacy this month. She trailed the GOP incumbent by 15 points in June. What's more, her favorability rating is rising—meaning she's making a good first impression on voters—while Brown's approval numbers are dropping.

"This poll was taken over the weekend right after a week of positive press surrounding Warren's candidacy announcement," notes PPP, adding that her momentum could fade. "But that doesn't change Brown's falling approval numbers—this looks like it will be a highly competitive race." Adds the Daily Intel blog: "Watch for Brown to take more moderate positions in the coming months, and possibly remove his shirt for no apparent reason." Click for more.

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Sep 21, 2011 6:51 AM CDT
Democrats always run on the idea that the country is run by banks and corporations (which it absolutely is) and say "vote for me" because they are going to change that. Then, once in, they continue the same corrupt traditions Remember that guy Obama? Barney Frank? Democrats and Republicans are different sides of the same corporate-sponsored/wall street coin. She will change nothing. Vote Green Party.
Sep 21, 2011 3:01 AM CDT
so the MSM give her a week of "favorable" attention, not doubt giving Brown just the "same" (sarc) and her poll number are climbing...who would have thunk?
Sep 21, 2011 12:49 AM CDT
These polls always spot the Dem eight percentage points unless their credibility is in danger so its closer than it looks. Still it makes for an interesting race.