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Senate poll (by Boston Globe): Coakley up 15 points
Boston Globe ^ | January 10, 2010 | Matt Viser and Frank Phillips

Posted on 01/10/2010 2:38:04 AM PST by reaganaut1

Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters.

Half of voters surveyed said they would pick Coakley, the attorney general, if the election were held today, compared with 35 percent who would pick Brown. Nine percent were undecided, and a third candidate in the race, independent Joseph L. Kennedy, received 5 percent.

Coakley’s lead grows to 17 points - 53 percent to 36 percent - when undecideds leaning toward a candidate are included in the tally. The results indicate that Brown has a steep hill to climb to pull off an upset in the Jan. 19 election. Indeed, the poll indicated that nearly two-thirds of Brown’s supporters believe Coakley will win.

“She’s simply better known and better liked than Brown,’’ said Andrew E. Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which conducted the poll for the Globe.

“If there ever was a time for a Republican to win here, now is the time,’’ Smith added. “The problem is you’ve got a special election and a relatively unknown Republican going up against a well-liked Demo crat.’’

The poll, conducted Jan. 2 to 6, sampled the views of 554 randomly selected likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.

Coakley is seen as the candidate best able to handle almost every issue voters were asked about, even those that Brown has made centerpieces of his campaign, such as taxes, the economy, and health care. Nearly six in 10 voters also said they are unconcerned that the Massachusetts congressional delegation is composed entirely of Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


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I hope Rat voters are convinced it's not a close race and that they don't need to show up.
1 posted on 01/10/2010 2:38:05 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Liberal Spin....Don’t fall for it.
Help Scott:
Send a message $9.12
http://www.brownforussenate.com/


2 posted on 01/10/2010 2:43:20 AM PST by Blonde
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To: Blonde

good....inspiration to work harder.

Thank you, Boston Globe!


3 posted on 01/10/2010 2:47:54 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Daisyjane69

Bubba wouldn’t be getting involved if Coakley were actually up 15 points.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 2:50:40 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: reaganaut1

Wow. I bet the acorns have chartered half the busses on the east coast to bring in the vote if they are predicting a margin that large...even in the People’s Republik of Mass.


5 posted on 01/10/2010 2:54:31 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Maybe while the bent one is campaigning in Ma. he can get obammy to fetch him some coffee.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 3:01:40 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go. (FUBO))
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To: reaganaut1

Boston Globe, the New York Slimes of Boston...fishwrap.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 3:05:07 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Blonde
"Liberal Spin....Don’t fall for it."

Globe poll taken 1/4-1/6

PPP poll taken 1/7-1/9

Can't say for sure which is more accurate, but if polls are "snap shots of the moment in time" then I'll go with the very latest snap shot.

8 posted on 01/10/2010 3:08:37 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: reaganaut1
This poll show 48 to 47 in favor of Brown.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_MA_45398436.pdf

9 posted on 01/10/2010 3:10:34 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: reaganaut1

Mass is a lost cause. It’s a state of either leftist wacko dems or pretending republicans that make RINO’s look conservative.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 3:28:12 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: reaganaut1

Not according to this Democrat Poll.

According to this group it is a tie with Brown slightly ahead.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/0110/Poll_Scott_Brown_leading_Coakley_4847.html

Republicans have a very real chance at orchestrating a Massachusetts miracle in this month’s special Senate election to determine Ted Kennedy’s successor, at least according to a new Democratic poll out tonight.

The shocking poll from Public Policy Polling shows Republican state senator Scott Brown leading Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley by one point, 48 to 47 percent, which would mean the race is effectively tied.

Among independents, who make up 51 percent of the electorate in the Bay State, Brown leads Coakley 63 percent to 31 percent.

Just 50 percent of voters view Coakley favorably, while 42 percent viewing her unfavorably.

Brown, who began an advertising blitz this month, sports a strong 57 percent favorability rating, with just 25 percent viewing him unfavorably – very strong numbers for a Republican in the heavily Democratic state.

On the issue of health care, which Brown has emphasized that he would be the deciding vote against, 47 percent said they opposed the plan in Congress while 41 percent supported it.

A Rasmussen Reports survey from earlier this week had showed Coakley’s lead down to 9 points, and in last night’s debate she had questioned the accuracy of those numbers, suggesting her margin of victory would in fact be larger.

The survey of 744 likely voters was conducted January 7-9 and had a margin of error of 3.6 percent.

In his analysis, pollster Tom Jensen noted that Coakley is suffering from a less-than excited Democratic electorate, a dynamic similar to the gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia that Democrats lost last year .

“The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up as a potential disaster for Democrats,” said PPP pollster Dean Debnam.. “Martha Coakley’s complacent campaign has put Scott Brown in a surprisingly strong position and she will need to step it up in the final week to win a victory once thought inevitable.”


11 posted on 01/10/2010 3:34:50 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Demand Constitutionality)
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To: reaganaut1

It sure must be nice to run for office and have the major media behind you 100%. All you have to be is Democrat and the free help just rolls in.

Today’s media is nothing more nor less than a free advertisement for liberalism.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 3:35:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: reaganaut1

save for later


13 posted on 01/10/2010 3:46:27 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: reaganaut1
The poll has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.

More like +/- 15 points! Lib spin machine in full panic mode!

14 posted on 01/10/2010 4:14:10 AM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: reaganaut1
These polls seem to be all over the place, even among “likely voters". I was disturbed (but not shocked) to read that the Dems actually said that Mr. Brown would not be seated if he won.

Personally, I think both sides are being played.

However, I did send Brown's campaign some money that I could have easily (and more profitably) spent on myself or put into my gas tank. I reasoned it was akin to a theatre ticket--y'know, live drama and high entertainment. I feel more connected to these events having purchased a “ticket” to this show.

I sincerely hope that Mr. Brown wins.

15 posted on 01/10/2010 4:15:02 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: reaganaut1

This poll was started on JAN 2. Ended on JAN 6. And it may have been true. 10 DAYS AGO.

But Brown has all the momentum now.

This poll is totally irrelevant.

Just The Boston Globe running interference for their hack liberal condidate.


16 posted on 01/10/2010 4:39:09 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: reaganaut1

The Boston Globe took a poll of the Martha Coakley staff team and that’s the numbers they came up with.


17 posted on 01/10/2010 4:45:40 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Oh geez, she is having a rapist support her.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 4:46:23 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: reaganaut1

So the 3 most recent polls, all conducted after New Year’s day, are Coakley +9, Coakley +15, and Brown +1.

“The results indicate that Brown has a steep hill to climb to pull off an upset in the Jan. 19 election.”

This is exactly the mentality needed for Brown to win. If Dems think there is no need to put down the Boston Globe and go to the polls, Brown can pull this off.


19 posted on 01/10/2010 4:52:55 AM PST by vamoose
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