Rasmussen: Coakley by Two Points in Massachusetts

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Rasmussen Reports, whose poll showing Republican candidate Scott Brown sparked the current round of Democratic panic over the Massachusetts Senate race, is out with a poll showing Democratic candidate Martha Coakley up by only two points. The results, with trends:

Martha Coakley (D) – 49 (-1)
Scott Brown (R) – 47 (+6)

All of that comes after Coakley, roused from what Democrats admit was a fairly lazy campaign, launched new TV ads.

The really surprising thing about this poll? While Brown has made his campaign explicitly about the chance Massachusetts voters have to block the health care bill, Rasmussen finds a solid majority of voters in support of the bill. According to the internals, 52 percent of voters back “the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats” to only 46 percent who oppose it. A plurality, 41 percent, of voters say the stimulus package has helped the economy–only 23 percent say it’s hurt. Coakley’s bumbling campaign can’t close the deal with an electorate that agrees with her on the issues.

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scottwsomerville
Comment posted January 12, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

I called my two Senators and asked, “If Brown wins Massachusetts, will you WAIT UNTIL HE IS SEATED to move on health care, or will you ignore the will of the people?” It's a question that needs to be asked–and answered! It only takes one out of the 60 who voted for health care to stand up for democracy. Call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 and see where your Senator stands!


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andrewsssddd
Comment posted January 12, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

Wow. A state that actually supports this health care 'reform', and thinks the stimulus was a good thing? That's some hard core liberalism.

God bless 'em and let them do whatever they want in their little state. It's got awesome private schools and great parks and hideous health care and horrible roads. To each his own. I wish they would just leave me alone. Why can't conservatives and liberals agree to do things their own ways in their own states, and leave the federal government out of it?

Wouldn't that be the best way forward for everyone?

Coakley is a terrible candidate in league with the crooked governor. Has an awful record and doesn't try to campaign. Brown is winning because he seems to care, not because of policy. Of at least that will be the spin.


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Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 11:31 am

hideous health care? I am 100% on the Brown bandwagon, but man, I wouldn't want health care in any other state. All of my medical expenses get covered, and I can't think of a single other state where I'd prefer their doctors/hospitals…


indiepol
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

not to mention great K-12 public schools, some of the best hospitals in the world, great public health care, relatively stable housing prices through the national collapse… wait what are we arguing about?


Name
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

hideous health care? I am 100% on the Brown bandwagon, but man, I wouldn't want health care in any other state. All of my medical expenses get covered, and I can't think of a single other state where I'd prefer their doctors/hospitals…


indiepol
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

not to mention great K-12 public schools, some of the best hospitals in the world, great public health care, relatively stable housing prices through the national collapse… wait what are we arguing about?


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Comment posted July 26, 2010 @ 7:45 am

hideous health care? I am 100% on the Brown bandwagon, but man, I wouldn't want health care in any other state. All of my medical expenses get covered, and I can't think of a single other state where I'd prefer their doctors/hospitals…


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Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 9:54 am

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