Now, don’t get all worked up. But yes, the latest poll (from Public Policy Polling) shows that Elizabeth Warren has retaken the lead in the (largely meaningless at this early date) horserace between her and Scott Brown.
More encouraging is that Brown’s overall fav/unfav is middling (45/42), and he and Warren seem to be locked in a genuine battle for “moderates” and unenrolled voters. That’s very good news, because Brown needs a Coakleyesque (30 point or so) blowout with indies in order to win.
Also good news is that Warren’s “never heard of her” numbers are down – her name recognition is up to 79%. Concerning is that her fav/unfav, while positive, is not as good as we’d like (46/33), and her unfav is rising faster than her fav as compared to PPP’s last poll.
So, take it all for what it’s worth. Obviously this poll contains better news than the last couple. But just as obviously, there is a lot of work to do.