Poll: Kennedy’s Senate Seat Anyone’s Game


Well this is disturbing…

As the Boston Herald reports, a new Rasmussen poll in the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts finds Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown running neck and neck to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat.

The results of the telephone survey released yesterday show Coakley picking up 49% of likely votes while Brown garners 47%. The margin of error is +/- 3%.

The pollsters’ findings indicate a lack of enthusiasm among Mass. Dems:

All polling indicates that a lower turnout is better for the Republican. The new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that Brown is ahead by two percentage points among those who are absolutely certain they will vote. A week ago, he trailed by two among those certain to vote.

Well Massholes, it’s time to get enthusiastic. Because the stakes in this race couldn’t be higher. In the still unlikely (but increasingly real) scenario Brown pulls off an upset, Senate Dems lose their filibuster-proof majority and HCR is DOA.

And wouldn’t it be ironic/tragic for reform to die because Massachusetts elected a Republican to succeed the late reform-championing Liberal Lion?