Fresh off announcing her bid last week for the Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy, there is more good news for Harvard Law professor, turned consumer advocate, Elizabeth Warren. She now leads incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown by two points in the Massachusetts Senate race, according to an early poll released this morning by Public Policy Polling.
Warren, who drew early criticism for her Harvard proclivities prior to announcing her decision to run for the seat, stepped up her campaign in the last few days with more serious rhetoric:
"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea — God Bless! Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
Today’s poll results are a big improvement over Boston’s NPR news station's poll several weeks ago that found Warren trailing Brown by 9 points and July internal polling by the Republican Senator's office that found him leading Warren by 20 points. Now Warren holds a razor-thin lead over Scott Brown, at 46-44 percent among the state's voters.
While it is still too early to make predictions, TNR is excited to watch as the Massachusetts Senate race begins to unfold.
Courtesy of the AtlanticWire
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