Skip to comments.Brown Has 9.6% Lead in New Poll (WOWSERS!!!)
Posted on 01/17/2010 5:02:19 PM PST by tcrlaf
A poll conducted by the Merriman River Group (MRG) and InsideMedford.com indicates that Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley 50.8% 41.2% in the contest to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Liberty Party candidate Joe Kennedy pulls in just 1.8% support, while 6.2% of voters are still not sure.
Brown and Coakley both have most of their supporters locked in. 98% of both candidates supporters say they are definitely or probably going to vote for their candidate. In contrast, 22% of Kennedys supporters are just leaning toward him, suggesting that Brown and Coakley may both want to take aim at swaying those voters.
Not surprisingly, nearly all of Coakleys supporters approve of President Obamas job performance, while three-quarters of Browns supporters disapprove. Coakley may see a glimmer of hope in the fact that more than two-thirds of undecided voters approve of the presidents job performance while only 6% disapprove, especially in light of the presidents swing through the state to campaign for her later today.
47% of Browns supporters say that taxes, jobs, and the economy represent the most important issue to them in this race, while half of Coakleys supporters say that healthcare reform is most important to them. Undecided voters are nearly evenly split between the two issues40% say theyre most concerned with taxes, jobs, and the economy with 37% saying that healthcare reform that most concerns them. For Coakley to have a chance, she needs to convince voters that the Democratic partys agenda for the economy is the right one, and she needs to do it fast, said MRGs executive director, Matt Fitch.
The recent dust-up between the candidates over abortion laws seems to have had minimal impact on the race. Only 8% of Browns supporters and 5% of Coakleys supporters say its the most important issue to them.
From the Article:
Merriman River Group (MRG), founded in 1998, is a full service consulting organization specializing in election management, opinion research and communication. In 2008 and 2009, MRG provided nationally representative telephone survey data for the for the Harvard Kennedy Schools Center for Public Leaderships annual National Leadership Index: A National Study of Confidence in Leadership.
dont believe anything until he is elected volunteer and call tomorrow.... Freep this so there is no question as to who won.. and why... focus......... now is the time
Obama got his rear end handed to him by hecklers at his “rally”. It took less than a year, and America has started to wake up. I’m not saying Bush, Republicans, or even conservatives have all the answers. Far from it. But at the very least it didn’t take long to hit a U-turn from the destructive road a majority of the nation mistakenly turned down.
Nice! But I am still worried about ACORN, Black Panthers and the other vermin who corrupt voting as a living.
Anybody seen the new PPP poll that is supposed to be out tonight.
If you don’t want to tell the liberals the election is on Wednesday, then tell them to vote for Joe Kennedy to “Keep Ted’s seat in the Kennedy family”... :0)
Living here I would say Brown is up by 2-3 points. This thing could go either way and it ALL depends on who turns out.
If this holds true, Katie will be doing the CBS Evening News wearing her black attire.
New PPP Poll is due out around 10.30, 11PM EST
CrossTarget has a NEw one coming out at Midnight Pacific
Gonna get REAL INTERESTING tommorrow!!!!
I don’t know if a 10 percent lead will be enough to cover all the voter fraud on Tuesday.
Over-polled Republicans and under-polled Dems...it’s closer than this implies.
THE END OF OBAMUNISM MAY BE AT HAND!!!
Let us all join hands in the spirit of “HOPE!” for the winds of “CHANGE!” sweeping across the nation!!!!
Never heard of either organization, but I’d be wary. Medford is just north of Boston and is solid D country. (mix of old-line D’s and nouveau moonbats)
I doubt the Dims can manufacture enough votes to overcome a 9% difference. But I’m not convinced it’s a 9% race.
“Obama got his rear end handed to him by hecklers at his rally.”
Video or new story?!?!?!?!?
I don’t trust pollsters.
Maybe they’re blowing smoke up our butts and creating false expectations.
The only poll that counts is Tuesday, and there are ‘Rats in charge of that one - look for them to delay certification as long as possible if Brown comes out on top.
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