Here is the “Hope & Change” that America is really looking for … Is Scott Brown popular in the Bay state … YES HE IS!!!
In a Boston Globe poll, the newly elected junior US Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts has out-polled longtime Democrat Senator John Kerry and has become the most popular officeholder in Massachusetts. So much for Democrats efforts to spin Scott Brown as a flash in the pan and inconsequential. The Scott Brown phenomenon continues even after he shocked the world and defeated Obama backed Democrat Martha Coakley for the US Seante seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy.
Republican Scott Brown is not only out-polling John Kerry, but President Barack Obama as well. Keep in mind, Brown is outpolling Barack Obama in Blue state like Massachusetts that voted for Obama in the 2008 Presidential election 62% to 36%.
After less than five months in Washington, Brown outpolls such Democratic stalwarts as President Obama and US Senator John F. Kerry in popularity, the poll indicates. He gets high marks not only from Republicans, but even a plurality of Democrats views him favorably.
The support for Brown, whose victory became a symbol of voter anger, is consistent with widespread sentiment that incumbents in Massachusetts and Washington “need to be replaced with a new crop of leaders.’’ That statement was supported by 50 percent of those polled, while 28 percent said they trust the incumbents.
Readers need to keep in mind that Massachusetts is as liberal a state as there is in the US and Brown still remains popular due to his message.
Asked their opinion of Brown, 55 percent of those polled said they view him favorably, only 18 percent unfavorably. His rating among Republicans is 79 percent favorable, 3 percent unfavorable. And 55 percent of independents — the majority of the state’s voters — say they like him, while only 11 percent have an unfavorable opinion. The poll has a margin of error of 4.2 percent.
In contrast, Kerry was viewed favorably by 52 percent of those polled and unfavorably by 37 percent of the respondents. And in a sign that Obama is a polarizing figure even in Massachusetts, 54 percent of the respondents view him favorably and 41 percent unfavorably, according to the polling data
OUCH, Obama only polling 54% in Mass? The One and Democrats are in for some serious trouble in 2010 and 2012. How can Obama be struggling in a dark blue state like MA? The One may just be … One and Done.
If Democrats thought that Scott Brown was a one hit wonder, would only be serving the remainder of Kennedy’s term and they would be taking the US Senate seat back anytime soon, they might want to rethink their thought process. Republican Scott Brown appers to be here to stay.