New Poll Shows Warren with her Biggest Lead of the Campaign

A new poll from Public Policy Polling gives Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a nine point lead over Senator Scott Brown.

In a campaign that has been too close to call, a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Elizabeth Warren with a clear lead in the race to represent Massachusetts in the Senate.

The poll, taken between Oct. 15 and 16 on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, has Warren leading Brown 53 percent to 44 percent. The poll consisted of 705 likely voters from Massachusetts. The margin of error is 3.7 percent.

Also taking a hit in the poll was Brown's approval rating that fell to 46 percent. 45 percent of those polled disapproved of the senator's job performance.

Warren however, has enjoyed an increase in her favorable numbers. With 52 percent of those polled having a favorable view of Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate now enjoys a difference of plus nine percent between her favorable and unfavorable numbers. 43 percent of those polled had an unfavorable rating of Warren and five percent were unsure.

While Warren has not had trouble leading with women, she now enjoys a 50 percent to 48 percent lead among men. With women, Warren leads 55 percent to 40 percent.

In the Presidential election, the poll found President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romeny 57 percent to 39 percent.

Dave evans October 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Where and who are those 44%? I thought the Neanderthals had died out.
Just Me! October 21, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Oh please...polls mean nothing. It all depends on where they take the poll and who they are asking at that particular time. It will be the undecided independents like myself that will carry this race and we always answer opposite of what we are actually voting. With that being said...what do you think of your poll now? LOL
seo October 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The role of "undecided independents" is vastly over-rated in American elections. The reason is simply that turn-out is so low that in many elections only about half of eligible voters bother to make it to the polls. What this means is that turn-out is the true key in an election year like this, where just about everybody knows how they will vote, if they bother to vote. That is one reason why polls do matter. If the candidate you favor is behind and sinking, enthusiasm wanes, and the time spent going to the polls in a lost cause begins to seem like a waste of time.
Joe Stratford October 22, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Independents dont account for much of the Massacheussets population. You guys are slow when it comes to math.
Dave evans October 22, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Sounds like a developing Warren landslide.
Jack Litwinsky October 22, 2012 at 06:47 PM
undecided independents cut the crap either your a Republican and say your an independent because you know most folks will think your a Neanderthal if you tell them how you really feel 9 out of 10 independents are Republicans in this state! Just like your hero Scott Clown who says oh I am an independent! Then run as one you Neanderthal !
Just Me! October 25, 2012 at 08:58 AM
Jack..I'm an undecided independent and have voted in both directions over the years..Jack..why not post a link to the stats you present..or is it just your opinion? Right now..Elizabeth Warren has shown me nothing and questions are raised questioning trust. Your comments reek of being the epitome of the democratic liberal weenie this commonwealth is known for and it's folks like you who sway the Undecided vote to the republican side....


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