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Poll: Scott Brown leads big in possible Senate race matchup

posted at 3:39 pm on January 25, 2013 by

Scott Brown still hasn’t announced whether he’d prefer to run in the special election for Massachusett’s other Senate seat or put in a bid for the gubernatorial race, but if he does decide to take the Senate option, looks like he has a pretty solid foundation on which to build. Brown has a big lead over Rep. Ed Markey in a poll released Friday from MassInc Polling Group, reports The Hill:

Brown takes 53 percent support in the poll, over Markey at 31 percent. A match-up of Brown against a generic Democratic ballot is considerably closer, but Brown still leads, 44 to 36 percent.

A strong majority of Democrats, 71 percent, would like to see a primary battle to determine their candidate, and they might get just that. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) is planning a challenge for the Democratic nomination, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

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Yeah, tell that to Elizabeth Warren. If he wants to be in the Senate from Massachusetts so badly just switch to Democrat already. It will hardly effect his voting record.

Rocks on January 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I wouldn’t trust any constituency that would elect Elizabeth Warren. They can’t be trusted.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Maybe there’s already heartache over electing Elizabeth Warren?

Re Scott Brown, 50% is better than 0%.

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Poll: Scott Brown leads big in possible Senate race matchup

He lost to Fauxahauntus for crying out loud. Maybe this time around he’ll lose in a squeaker. Or maybe he is great at place holding for two years until they find a dip bigger than him.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

He lost to Fauxahauntus for crying out loud. Maybe this time around he’ll lose in a squeaker. Or maybe he is great at place holding for two years until they find a dip bigger than him.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

He lost in a deep blue state, with Obama at the top of the ticket, in a base-turnout election, against an activist with close connections to both President Obama and the liberal base. By all rights, he shouldn’t even have come as close as he did.

He’s a hell of a lot better politician than you give him credit for. And he should win this particular special election easily – if, of course, he runs. And then, when 2014 rolls around, with no Obama at the top of the ticket, he will have secured a Senate seat in blue territory until the end of the decade.

I’d also like to add that if you supported any of the candidates who threw away gimme elections in red states in the last two cycles, you have no place to talk.

KingGold on January 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Yes, Brown lost to Warren by 7.5 percentage points. But meanwhile, Romney lost to Obama by 23 percentage points in Massachusetts. Brown was one of the few Republican Senate candidates who ran ahead of Romney in 2012.

I suppose that instead of Brown, the MA GOP could nominate one of the other Republicans who have served in Congress from Massachusetts in the last 15 years … oh, wait, there aren’t any others.

J.S.K. on January 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

The folks of Mass I am convinced are mostly idiots. Don’t trust any of them so far. Best thing to come out of that place in a long while. Here. Yeah the chant is for Warren.

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Is he interested in running though? I thought he was hinting at a Gubernatorial bid instead?

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 4:29 PM

There will never be a statewide Republican elected in Mass again. I live here as a Republican and after Scott’s win against Martha the D’s ramped out their GOTV and it will never happen again. Especially after registering all the low or non information voters who only know to vote D. They didnt know ho Scott or Grandma Liz were.

Scott go work at a law firm and make a lot of money and spend it in Gail, adrianna, and ayla. Being wealthly is the best revenge.

My guess for Deval’s appt–sheriff andrea cabal.

Ricki on January 25, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I’d also like to add that if you supported any of the candidates who threw away gimme elections in red states in the last two cycles, you have no place to talk.

KingGold on January 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Let’s see the list of lost “gimme” elections:

Ted Stevens vs. Mark Begich, AK 2008
Sharron Angle vs. Harry Reid, NV 2010
Christine O’Donnell vs. Chris Coons, DE 2010
Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill, MO 2012
Richard Mourdock vs. Donelly, IN 2012
Berg vs. Heidi Heitkamp, ND 2012
Rehberg vs. Jon Tester, MT 2012

That makes 7 “gimme” Senate elections lost to Democrats within the last 6 years. If we had won those 7 elections, we would now have 52 Republican Senators and a majority, and UpChuck Schumer would be Senate Minority Leader, vigorously defending his right to filibuster.

We can’t blame Obama for the 4 Senate seats mentioned above for 2012, because Romney carried all of them.

We need to stop running “outsider” candidates and businessmen in Senate races, because they make beginner’s blunders in campaigns. We need to run experienced candidates who have already shown they can win, such as former Governors, State Attorneys General, other State officeholders, or eventually House members.

Republicans who WON tough Senate races in 2010:
Former Rep. Pat Toomey in PA
Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in FL
Rand Paul in KY (son of Rep. Ron Paul)
Former Gov. John Hoeven in ND
Former Rep. and State Secretary of State Roy Blunt in MO

All of these had already shown they could win elections prior to running for Senate, where the stakes are much higher, since a Senator holds office for 6 years, and is one of only two Senators for each state.

Steve Z on January 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

The state just rejected him after picking him two years earlier to replace Teddy “Chappaquiddick” Kennedy. Can an entire state be diagnosed with schizophrenia?

farsighted on January 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM