MA Sen: Warren Takes Lead over Brown

By: Tuesday March 20, 2012 1:02 pm

Elizabeth Warren currently holds a five point lead over incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, according to PPP. PPP’s newest Massachusetts poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading Scott Brown 46-41. Brown is not proving to be an overwhelmingly popular Senator. 45% of voters approve of the job he’s doing to 42% who [...]

Super Tuesday Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:42 pm

Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. The Battle Ground States: Ohio and Tennessee Two big battlegrounds states, Ohio and Tennessee, will likely get the most [...]

Romney’s Big Built in Advantages on Super Tuesday

By: Friday March 2, 2012 10:37 am

Next week is the all-important Super Tuesday, the single biggest day on the Republican Presidential primary calendar. There will be ten states voting that day: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. For very different reasons, in three of these ten states Mitt Romney has such built-in advantages he should win [...]

MA Sen. Poll: Elizabeth Warren Closely Trails Scott Brown

By: Monday October 3, 2011 11:05 am

Another poll confirms that the Massachusetts Senate race is currently shaping up to be one of the closest races in 2012 and could potentially be the race that decides which party controls the chamber. According to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll of registered voters, incumbent Republican Scott Brown holds a narrow 41 percent to [...]

MA Sen: Elizabeth Warren Narrowly Leads Scott Brown

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 11:39 am

For the first time Democrat Elizabeth Warren is polling narrowly ahead of incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts senate race. From PPP: Elizabeth Warren has had an incredibly successful launch to her Senate campaign and actually leads Scott Brown now by a 46-44 margin, erasing what was a 15 point deficit the last [...]

Elizabeth Warren Inches Closer to Senate Run

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 11:50 am

Elizabeth Warren inches closer to officially challenging incumbent Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe today has an article about private listening tours of the state she has recently started. The events are being organized hastily by Doug Rubin and Kyle Sullivan, consultants who helped orchestrate Governor Deval Patrick’s two campaigns. Warren has yet [...]

Mitt Romney and the Wages of Bipartisanship

By: Friday May 20, 2011 12:44 pm

Regardless of how you feel about the quality of Massachusetts health care reform, then-Gov. Mitt Romney’s role in its passage was a perfect example of the bipartisan compromise ideal that President Obama claims to love so strongly. Yet Obama is now actively trying to punish Romney for taking part in the bipartisanship Obama thinks is [...]

Massachusetts Voters Appear Ready to Embrace Single Payer

By: Monday November 8, 2010 6:26 pm

Massachusetts is considered one of the most liberal states in the country. It has already adopted a private insurance-based, near-universal health insurance system under Republican Governor Mitt Romney. Given that, it should come as no surprise that, in a large swath of the state, voters signaled their willingness to adopt a universal single-payer health care [...]

Strong Signs Massachusetts Voters Are Ready to Embrace Marijuana Legalization

By: Friday November 5, 2010 10:27 am

Are the voters in Massachusetts ready to embrace marijuana legalization in 2012? Analysis of the vote on local marijuana legalization advisory ballot question strongly points to yes. Massachusetts allows for citizens to place non-binding local “public policy questions” on the ballot. This year, in several precincts, voters weighed in on whether their local representatives should [...]

MA Gov: Independent Tim Cahill’s Running Mate Defects

By: Friday October 1, 2010 5:36 pm

In the Massachusetts governor’s race, Independent candidate Tim Cahill’s running mate, Paul Loscocco, has withdrawn from the race and endorsed Republican Charlie Baker. Defection by one’s own running mate is rarely seen as good news for a campaign. From the Boston Herald: “I cannot sit idly by as my friends and supporters cast their votes [...]

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