Massachusetts Senate: Brown Polls Well in Suffolk Survey

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) “owns a commanding lead versus a variety of possible Democratic opponents to his reelection bid next year,” The Hill reports.

The freshman Republican would best a variety of Democrats by healthy margins if the election were held today, said a Suffolk University poll.

Brown would beat Joe Kennedy, the former congressman and son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), 45-40 percent, the poll found. Kennedy is the Democrat who polls best against Brown, who won a special election last January in an upset victory, filling the former senator’s seat through 2012.

The closest any other Democrat comes to Brown in the poll is 15 points down.

In a match-up against Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), 52 percent would support Brown and 37 percent would back Patrick.

Two Massachusetts congressmen, Reps. Michael Capuano (D) and Edward Markey (D), each poll at 26 percent against Brown, who’d win 52 percent of the vote against either.

Brown would also best Lt. Gov. Tim Murray (D), 51-23 percent, and eclipse Newton Mayor Setti Warren, 52-9 percent (with 32 percent undecided).


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