Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scott Brown's Approval at 73%

Wow. Just wow.

Scott Brown hails from perhaps the bluest state in the union. Yes, Massachusetts-- the People's Republic of. The first term Republican Senator wowed the political world last year when he beat Attorney General Martha Coakley to take his seat.

And he's not giving it up easily.

Brown, the first GOP Senator in decades from the state is wildly popular, even in the state with less than 20% Republicans. The former state senator and current member of the National Guard holds a very healthy approval rating in the Bay State.

And this poll was conducted on behalf of the DSCC!

To make matters even more interesting, Brown now holds higher approval ratings than Barack Obama! Even better, he now polls over 50% against every potential challenger in 2012.

But the DSCC received some bad news this week when a poll it commissioned found that Brown's popularity is soaring. The survey, which has been seen by at least one D.C. insider and was detailed for Salon, measured Brown's approval rating at 73 percent -- easily surpassing the scores for Barack Obama and the state's two top Democrats, Gov. Deval Patrick and Sen. John Kerry. It also found him running over the magic 50 percent mark against every potential Democratic challenger, and crushing the strongest perceived Democrats (Reps. Michael Capuano and Ed Markey and former Rep. Marty Meehan) by double-digit margins. The results only grew closer when respondents were primed with negative information about Brown.

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1 comment:

  1. Correction: Only 10% of the State is Republican. 50% is Democratic and 40% is Independent, though most of the latter vote GOP.