Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scott Brown Up by 1 -- or Coakley Up by 15?

A new poll says Scott Brown is leading by 1%. This from Public Policy Polling:  
The Massachusetts Senate race is now a toss up. Buoyed by a huge advantage with independents and relative disinterest from Democratic voters in the state, Republican Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley 48-47. ["The Wall Street Journal ranked PPP as one of the top swing state pollsters in the country last year. (11-6-08 WSJ)"]
Brown leads 63-31 with independents and is winning 17% of the Democratic vote while Coakley receives only 6% support from GOP voters.  Both candidates are relatively popular, with 57% viewing Brown favorably to only 25% unfavorable and 50% with a positive opinion of Coakley to 42% negative. 
Here are more details on PPP's poll.

THE T’S KNEES: Michael Baskin,...
Dems caught with their pants down again? 
Coakley supporters on their way to her rally?
Why is the Boston Herald reporting on "No Pants Day" on the T, but not the new polls? All the Herald mentions is the number of Facebook friends (where Brown is way ahead).
Meanwhile, the Boston Globe reports its own poll shows Coakley up 15 points among likely voters.