Poll: Scott Brown leads big in possible Senate race matchup
posted at 3:39 pm on January 25, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
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.