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June 02, 2012


Warren Just Behind Brown in Massachusetts

Despite a five-week drubbing over her claims to Native American heritage, a new Boston Globe poll finds Elizabeth Warren (D) trails Sen. Scott Brown (R) by just two points, 39% to 37%.

"But there are signs that the controversy has wounded the first-time candidate, whose entrance into the race came with a star power that galvanized Democrats and catapulted the contest into one of the most closely watched in the nation. The vast majority of voters (72%) said the issue would not affect their vote, but 31% of self-described independents -- a critical voting bloc -- said the issue makes them less likely to support Warren in November."

Key finding: Brown's approval rating is at a comfortable 60%, with just 31% disapproving of the work he is doing in Washington.

Update: A new WNEU/Masslive poll finds Warren leading Brown, 45% to 43%.














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