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Elizabeth Warren Leads Scott Brown in New Poll

She's up 5 points, thanks to independent voters
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2012 6:31 PM CDT
Elizabeth Warren Leads Scott Brown in New Poll
Democrat Elizabeth Warren.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

(Newser) – A spate of polls earlier this month showed Scott Brown taking a solid lead over Elizabeth Warren in his bid to stay in the Senate in Massachusetts. A new survey from Public Policy Polling will cheer Warren's supporters: It shows her in front, although by a scant 46-41 margin, reports MassLive.com. The reason for Brown's troubles? Independent voters, acccording to PPP.

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“Brown’s still strong with independents, but not nearly as strong as he was in 2010,” says PPP chief Dean Debnam. "Ellizabeth Warren’s doing 20 points better with those voters than Martha Coakley did, and that’s why she has a small early lead in this race.” (Coakley is the Democrat that Brown beat in the 2010 special election.)

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