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New poll shows Warren leading Brown by 4 points

A new poll released Sunday morning shows Elizabeth Warren leading Senator Scott Brown by four percentage points, 50 percent to 46 percent.

The live telephone poll of 535 voters was conduced between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1 by the Western New England University Polling Institute on behalf of the Springfield Republican and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

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It’s the seventh of eight recent public polls that show Warren with a lead of between two and seven percentage points. The eighth poll, taken by the Globe, showed Brown with a two-point lead, or a tie when including voters who did not express an initial preference but said they were leaning toward one of the candidates. Many national political handicappers have given Warren the edge in recent weeks.

The previous Western New England University poll, taken Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, showed Warren leading 50 percent to 45 percent.

Brown, a Republican planned to campaign with Ray Flynn, the former Boston mayor, and William F. Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, today. Warren, a Democrat, planned to campaign with Senator John Kerry and Joe Sullivan, the mayor of Braintree.

The candidates are focusing on get out the vote efforts. The state Democratic party said this morning that on Saturday, volunteers made 370,437 calls and knocked on 123,061 doors.

Noah Bierman can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @noahbierman.
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