The Washington Post

Brown ties Warren in new Boston Globe poll

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D) are tied, according to a new Boston Globe poll released Monday. The survey stands in contrast to several other recent polls showing Warren holding a slight lead.

Brown and Warren are tied at 47 percent apiece among those likeliest to vote in Massachusetts, according the poll, which was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from Wednesday through Sunday. In the previous survey, conducted in late September, Warren held a slight, 43 percent to 38 percent advantage

The new poll comes as other recent surveys have shown Warren leading Brown slightly. The Real Clear Politics average of the latest polling in the race shows Warren with a nearly four-point advantage. The Fix moved the Massachusetts Senate race from the "tossup" category to "lean Democratic" last Thursday, a reflection of Warren’s momentum in the contest. 

President Obama is on pace to win Massachusetts easily, but a shrinking lead over Mitt Romney in the Bay State could be helping Brown, the new poll shows. The president’s 27-point lead has shrunk to 14. 

Brown’s retained his personal popularity in the Boston Globe poll, while Warren’s has slipped a bit. The Republican’s favorable/unfavorable split in the new poll is 54 percent/37 percent, while Warren’s is 49 percent/42 percent. In the last poll, Brown’s split was 53/33 and Warren’s was 53/36.

The two candidates are scheduled to debate a final time on Tuesday, if the effects of Hurricane Sandy don’t prevent the meeting from taking place. 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

The Freddie Gray case

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Campaign 2016 Email Updates

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Get Zika news by email

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!
Comments
Show Comments
The New Hampshire primary is Tuesday. Get caught up on the race.
New Hampshire primary: What to expect
New Hampshire will hold a traditional primary just eight days after the Iowa caucuses. Polling in the Granite state has historically been volatile in the final weeks before the primary. After the Iowa caucuses, many New Hampshire voters cement their opinions.
The Post's Ed O'Keefe says ...
Something has clicked for Bush in New Hampshire in the past few days. What has transpired by no means guarantees him a top-tier finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary here, but the crowds turning out to see him are bigger, his delivery on the stump is crisper and some of his key rivals have stumbled. At the least, the developments have mostly silenced talk of a hasty exit and skittish donors.
The feminist appeal may not be working for Clinton
In New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders is beating Clinton among women by eight percentage points, according to a new CNN-WMUR survey. This represents a big shift from the results last week in the Iowa caucuses, where Clinton won women by 11 points.
New Hampshire polling averages
Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in the next state to vote, but Marco Rubio has recently seen a jump in his support, according to polls.
New Hampshire polling averages
A victory in New Hampshire revitalized Hillary Clinton's demoralized campaign in 2008. But this time, she's trailing Bernie Sanders, from neighboring Vermont. She left the state Sunday to go to Flint, Mich., where a cost-saving decision led to poisonous levels of lead in the water of the poor, heavily black, rust-belt city. 
55% 40%
Upcoming debates
Feb. 11: Democratic debate

on PBS, in Wisconsin

Feb 13: GOP debate

on CBS News, in South Carolina

Feb. 25: GOP debate

on CNN, in Houston, Texas

Campaign 2016
State of the race

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.