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In 2010, Scott Brown took some by surprise when he beat Democratic candidate and Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley and won the special election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. (AP)
In 2010, Scott Brown took some by surprise when he beat Democratic candidate and Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley and won the special election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. (AP)

A WBUR and MassINC poll released Tuesday shows Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Brown in a dead heat.

Warren, who has not yet clinched the Democratic nomination, has held a slight lead over Sen. Brown in past polls, but now the race is a statistical tie very close.

The poll also shows that voters identify Brown with the middle class more than they do Elizabeth Warren. While voters believe both candidates understand the needs of the middle class, voters give an edge to Brown when it comes to knowing how to get the economy moving again.

Steve Koczela, president of MassINC, and Paul Watanabe, political science professor at UMass Boston joined Radio Boston to discuss what this poll says about the race.

Clarification: An earlier version of this post called the race a "statistical tie." As pointed out in the comments below, that phrase is not the most accurate description. The poll results have Warren leading Brown 46 percent to 43 percent, with a 4.4% margin of error. You can find the complete topline results here.

Guests

  • Steve Koczela, president of MassINC
  • Paul Watanabe, political science professor at UMass Boston

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This program aired on February 14, 2012.

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