Hey Scott, hearing footsteps?
On the heels of news that Elizabeth Warren was not selected to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Brown’s camp decides to release their own internal poll to the media. The Herald breathlessly reports that Brown’s popularity soars.
While I’m not going to argue that Brown is unpopular, Scott Brown in legitimate polls has shown to be quite popular in Massachusetts. But, I use the term legitimate polls here for a reason, Scott’s polling group Public Opinion Strategies (POS). POS is an extreme right wing outfit which had never met a Republican candidate that it didn’t poll winning or in their analysis finding a path to victory. Their work was humorously shown in the Charlie Baker campaign where the folks at RMG posted monthly that there was no way Charlie could lose, POS even had Charlie winning in October just prior to the vote.
Scott Brown’s rush to push his internal poll now has the odd feeling of desperation which is needless as he is in a strong position. Could just be in his character.