Saturday, January 9, 2010

Schocking Mass. Senate poll: Brown leads Coakley!

This is absolutely shocking: ["Senate Race Competitive"].
I don't know if Republican Scott Brown will win. I still think Democrat Martha Coakley will pull it off - with the help of indie Joe Kennedy shaving off some libertarian votes from Brown. But if Coakley does lose, it will go down in history as one of the biggest losses in the history of American politics. It won't signal a huge shift in public policy or politics in Massachusetts. The state is still very liberal and Democrats, despite their ignorance and insolence on some issues, will fall in line. But it will be a historic loss.
Inside the poll, there are some interesting numbers. Forty-four percent were Democrats, 17 percent Republicans, and 39 percent independents or others. Fifty-four percent voted for Obama. Fifteen percent of those who voted for Obama were now planning to vote for Brown.

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