Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has built a 9-point lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the Massachusetts Senate race, a poll released Wednesday shows.
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Warren leading Brown among likely Bay State voters 53 percent to 44 percent. That's Warren's largest lead in PPP's polling and also a 3-point bounce from a week ago. Last week, PPP showed the Harvard law professor holding a 6-point lead over Brown.
Equally disconcerting for the Republican incumbent is his declining approval rating. Massachusetts voters are split when it comes to Brown's job performance in Wednesday's poll, with 46 percent approving and 45 percent disapproving. In last week's poll, 49 percent approved of Brown's job performance, while 42 percent disapproved.
This comes on the heels of recent additional bad news for the Brown campaign.
First was his need to apologize for implying that a recent Warren ad addressing the issue of her role in a lawsuit on behalf of asbestos victims might have used paid actors.
Second was criticism leveled at him by a leading veteran’s activist about exaggerating his time in Afghanistan as a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.
Locally, Minnesota Senator Al Franken will be present in Southbridge tomorrow, October 20, to kick off a phone bank and canvassing effort on behalf of Elizabeth Warren.