Rasmussen: Coakley Leads by Nine Points in Massachusetts

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at 10:03 am

The Rasmussen Reports survey on the Massachusetts special Senate election wasn’t far off from what my Democratic source guessed it would be: Democratic candidate Martha Coakley is up by nine points, 50-41, over Republican candidate Scott Brown. (My source guessed it would be a 10-point race.)

The poll’s internals show just how little room Brown has to maneuver. The message being sent to the conservative base, and to Massachusetts independents, is that a vote for Brown is a vote to kill health care reform. Fifty-three percent of voters favor “the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats,” while 45 percent don’t. President Obama’s approval rating is 57 percent. Massachusetts simply isn’t the right place for a pure backlash campaign against the Democrats — it’s a bit of Republican bad luck that the race isn’t being held in Ohio or Virginia.

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KENNETH
Comment posted January 5, 2010 @ 10:57 am

Just like the Boston Tea party, Scott will lead the charge to take back this country from the imperial democrats.Most of African immigrants may have voted for Obama have had a change of heart.we have now realised that this administration is not about change.Go Scott ,GO.I will vote for you and please dont change when you get to Washington.Always be a conservative


WHA?
Comment posted January 5, 2010 @ 11:12 am

African immigrants? Care to elaborate, Kenneth?


mantis
Comment posted January 5, 2010 @ 11:28 am

Rasmussen. Take it with a grain of horseshit.


Herrence Meritocracy
Comment posted January 5, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

“Just like the Boston Tea party, Scott will lead the charge to take back this country from the imperial democrats.”

There is no taxation without representation against which to protest. And the democratically-elected Democrats have been much more respectful of the checks and balances that prevent imperial rule than the Republicans of the past decade.

“Most of African immigrants may have voted for Obama have had a change of heart.”
Are you referring to the Cape Verdean community in Massachusetts (the only African immigrant community there I can think of), all 45,000 of them? Or are you just rambling and possibly racist? Methinks the latter…


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Bill
Comment posted January 6, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

Any poll that doesn't include all three names that will be on the Jan. 19th ballot – like Rasmussen's poll didn't – is worthless.

Why?

Because the third candidate's name is Joe Kennedy.

With a name like that, he's a shoo-in.


Bill
Comment posted January 6, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

Actually, the Boston Tea Party has endorsed Joe Kennedy:

http://www.bostontea.us/node/759


ericdondero
Comment posted January 7, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

I guess Democrat hack Dave Weigel hit the Send button on this article a bit too quick…

Another poll has just been released showing Scott Brown has closed in within 3 points of Coakley.

And it included Joe Kennedy, who only polled 1%.


raptor
Comment posted January 19, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

Did u read the article.. what a Crock of sh#%!! She wasn't even close!! Fox News had it nailed to the head.. Brown with no room to manuever?? Why do you think he won?? He Promised NOT TO VOTE FOR OBAMACARE!!


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independents
Comment posted January 22, 2010 @ 11:21 am

Hey David, would you consider it a bit of bad luck for Democrats that they lost this race in MA, not Ohio or Virginia? Maybe MA was the perfect place for a pure backlash campaign? Any thoughts?

Maybe more news facts and less personal dribble next time?


independents
Comment posted January 22, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

Hey David, would you consider it a bit of bad luck for Democrats that they lost this race in MA, not Ohio or Virginia? Maybe MA was the perfect place for a pure backlash campaign? Any thoughts?

Maybe more news facts and less personal dribble next time?


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hermes birkin
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

Maybe more news facts and less personal dribble next time?


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