A new poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading Senator Scott Brown by 6 percentage points, the seventh of nine taken since October that show the Democratic challenger ahead of the Republican incumbent.
The poll by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm, found Warren ahead 52 percent to 46 percent.
The automated telephone poll of 1,089 likely voters was taken Thursday and Friday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.
The poll found that Brown has a high approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approve of his job performance and 36 percent disapproving. Usually, that’s a good sign for an incumbent. But the poll found Warren is consolidating Democrats behind her, securing 84 percent of their intended votes.
That’s the key to her victory in a presidential year, in a state where the party has a three-to-one advantage over Republicans in registration, as well as an extensive organization to get voters to the polls.
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