SUFFOLK POLL: BROWN 50, COAKLEY 46

It’s a Brown Out!

Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

The poll shows Brown, a state senator from Wrentham, besting Coakley, the state’s attorney general, by 50 percent to 46 percent, the first major survey to show Brown in the lead. Unenrolled long-shot Joseph L. Kennedy, an information technology executive with no relation to the famous family, gets 3 percent of the vote. Only 1 percent of voters were undecided.

Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.

“It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.”

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2 thoughts on “SUFFOLK POLL: BROWN 50, COAKLEY 46

  1. I had a quick look at the Daily Kos take. They gave a more optimistic poll for Coakleyhttp://www.bluemassgroup.com/upload/david/bmgmasenatepoll.pdf

    But they had very few other posts about this race and those were pessimistic in tone.

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