Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Suffolk poll?
Answer: Scott Brown (R) has taken the lead in the Massachusetts special Senate election!
The stars are starting to align:
Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.
Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.
Paleologos said bellwether models show high numbers of independent voters turning out on election day, which benefits Brown, who has 65 percent of that bloc compared to Coakley’s 30 percent. Kennedy earns just 3 percent of the independent vote, and 1 percent are undecided.
Given the 4.4-point margin of error, the poll shows Coakley could win the race, Paleologos said. But if Brown’s momentum holds, he is poised to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy – and to halt health-care reform, the issue the late senator dubbed “the cause of my life.”
Yet even in the bluest state, it appears Kennedy’s quest for universal health care has fallen out of favor, with 51 percent of voters saying they oppose the “national near-universal health-care package” and 61 percent saying they believe the government cannot afford to pay for it.
Good news for conservatives! Hopefully Scott Brown (R) is able to keep up the momentum! Donate to his campaign by clicking here.
Also, don’t forget about Martha Coakley’s latest gaffes:
Notice something a little odd about the photographs used in this attack advertisement? The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) uses a photograph of the World Trade Center as a symbol of Wall Street greed… Classy Democrats!
Oh yeah! Remember Boston sports fans… Martha Coakley also believed Curt Schilling was a Yankees fan! Oh boy:
This might be one of the worst campaigns ran with a week to go until the election.