Polling in special elections is notoriously unreliable. The problem is that special elections tend to have low voter turn out, and the folks who do turn out tend to be the party loyalists. Often, special election outcomes come down to whose organization is strongest.
Even still, it's hard to remember a time when polls showed such vastly different results one week out. In the special Senate race here, a Boston Globe poll shows Martha Coakley ahead by 15 points, while another poll releasted the same day by Public Policy Polling shows Scott Brown up by one, effectively making the race too close to call.
The decision of who will be the next Senator from Massachusetts is ultimately up to the voters, and we'll give you one last opportunity to chat with each of the leading candidates for the Senate.
- 01/15/10, 1:41 pm - Martha Coakley's campaign contacted us during the show to let us know she would not be available due to a last minute conflict.
- 01/13/09, 4:30 pm - Scott Brown's campaign has had to pull out of their committment to have Senator Brown appear live on the show. That doesn't mean we won't be discussing the issues at stake in this race. Martha Coakley will still be there to answer your questions, as will our panel of political anaylsts.
This program aired on January 15, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.