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New UMass/Boston Herald poll gives Brown 6-point lead over Warren


A new poll by the University of Massachusetts and the Boston Herald shows U.S. Sen. Scott Brown pulling ahead of Elizabeth Warren by a six-point margin among registered voters, and by a margin of 49-45 among likely voters. The poll gives Brown a 57 percent favorable rating to Warren’s 48.

UMass Lowell/Boston Herald Massachusetts 2012 Senate Poll: Scott Brown (R) 49%, Elizabeth Warren (D) 45% (Sept. 13-17) http://t.co/Yh5WhurX

— Aron Goldman (@ArgoJournal) September 20, 2012

In its analysis, the Herald says that while Democrat-leaning voters made up 55 percent of the poll’s respondents, 3 in 10 registered voters called Warren’s views “too liberal.” Among self-described independents, Brown’s lead opens up to 58–35.

New poll shows Scott Brown in lead & it's time for Indian-In-Chief to explain her false federal forms http://t.co/CANBt24M via @sharethis

— Sara (@SGLawrence) September 20, 2012

Brown up 6 on @elizabethforma pre-debate. That lead didn't last long Lizzy. http://t.co/Gm2DGGTp #mapoli #masen

— Chase Schaub (@Chase_Schaub) September 20, 2012

YAHOO!!!!!!!!! MA Senate: Scott Brown LEADS Elizabeth Warren by 6 POINTS: 50-44 in UMASS/Herald poll http://t.co/4aeW9sdA #tcot

— slone (@slone) September 20, 2012

Funny how @politicalwire doesn't post this one as fast. #MASen RT @LegInsurrection: New poll shows Scott Brown in lead http://t.co/DTs2RHjw

— Josh Gosser (@joshgosser) September 20, 2012

The poll doesn’t state whether Ace of Spades’ devastating takedown of Fauxcahontas played a part, but we’d like to think so.

Correction: An earlier version of this post referred to “Rep. Scott Brown.” He is a U.S. Senator, not a congressman. We regret the error.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/19/new-umassboston-herald-poll-gives-scott-brown-6-point-lead-over-elizabeth-warren/

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