The Associated Press

Poll: Mass. Senate Race Remains Virtual Dead Heat

BOSTON — A new poll is showing the Massachusetts Senate race continues to be a dead heat.

The Boston Globe poll released Monday shows Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren received the support of 47 percent of those polled, including voters who are undecided but said which candidate they are leaning toward.

Among the poll’s likely voters Brown received 45 percent compared with 43 percent for Warren, well within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll reflects just how tight the race remains. With a week to go until Election Day, neither candidate has been able to command a clear lead.

The poll of 583 likely voters was conducted from Wednesday through Sunday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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  • RotisD

    I’m surrounded by Brown supporters here in southeastern MA, what with Brown’s base of Wrentham the next town over from me.
    As far as I’m concerned, I’ve always considered Warren to be the underdog in this race and have campaigned for her as such.
    Just like with the presidential race, so two with this Senate race — I’ve ignored the polls all along and have fought as if all the dems running for office are the underdogs.
    America is culturally a conservative-thinking nation (especially since the 1980s Ronald Reagan / Milton Freidman ethos took hold here) and the dems have to fight harder than the repubs in order to win.

  • RotisD

    http://news.yahoo.com/massachusetts-republicans-grow-pessimistic-brown-124800018–politics.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CUV1I5QX3AAKcnQtDMD…Brown has never lost a race in his political career. And he’s staying optimistic in the homestretch.
    “I’m very content where we’re at. I’ve always been the underdog, and I’m going to be the underdog again, and that’s what makes it all the more sweet,” he said….

  • John_of_Medford28

    And in an another poll released today 10/30/12 by Suffolk shows Warren up over Brown by 7 points.

    As polling appears to be all over the place this election season, with polls released on the same day with different results, I would take them all with a grain of salt.

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