Warren Narrowly Leading Brown in Latest Two Polls

A Boston Globe poll and a WBUR poll showed challenger Elizabeth Warren was up by a couple of points against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.

In a race that continues to prove it will remain tight until election day, Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren is up by a couple of points on Sen. Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, according to the two most recently released polls.

A WBUR/Mass Inc. poll from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28 determined Warren is leading Brown overall by 2 percentage points, 46 percent to 44 percent. The same poll taken two weeks ago showed Warren up by 5 percent.

The poll also looked at specific issues within the race, such as the candidate's backgrounds and what readers felt their voting records would be if elected. The poll showed that 47 percent of voters felt Warren would stand up for women's issues, while Brown received 25 percent, and 21 percent thought both would represent women's issues equally. Brown came out on top among voters who consider it important that he grew up in a middle class family, 33 percent to 20 percent (with 33 percent noting this applied to both equally.)

Finally, the poll asked voters who they thought won the first debate on Sept. 17. Of the 40 percent of those surveyed who watched the debate, 16 percent thought Brown won while 14 percent considered Warren the winner. 

The Boston Globe also released a poll on Sunday, which showed Warren leading by 5 percentage points, 43 percent 38 to percent. Nineteen percent of those surveyed in the Globe poll said they remain undecided.

However, both polls list the winning percentage as within the poll's margin of error. 


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