Bumped for the PPP result. With another poll expected tomorrow from Suffolk, we'll see if there's a polling trifecta. -David
Senior Warren advisor Doug Rubin observes in the comments: "I agree that Elizabeth did a great job with her speech at the Convention, but don’t dismiss the impact of the campaign’s amazing grassroots outreach effort. We’ve already knocked on over 400,000 doors and had thousands of other conversations over the phone and in person – that is critically important, and has clearly contributed to the momentum we are seeing in the polls. Keep up the good work – it really matters." [-Bob]
Huh - maybe those TV ads were better than some folks thought. :-) Whatever the explanation, the main point is that an incumbent Senator whose popularity ratings continue to be high still can't crack 50% in a poll, and is behind as often as he is ahead in the numerous polls of this race. Now is the time to solidify and build on Warren's position. Take nothing for granted; leave it all on the field, as the saying goes. [-David] - promoted by david
A poll conducted by the Western New England Polling Institute gives Warren a lead among likely voters, 50-44, and her lead is even wider among registered voters at 53-41! The institutes past polling was in line with other polls, so this is unabashedly good news for the Warren camp!
The survey was conducted after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, so it’s certainly possible that Warren is enjoying a small bounce from her convention speech. The numbers show that she has shored up her support from the party’s base, with 89% of Bay State Democrats solidly in her corner. Time will tell if these results hold up – keep working the phones and walking your neighborhoods, people!
Linky goodness: Masslive
Update: Public Policy Polling just tweeted their results, Warren leading 48-46! While it’s within the margin of error, it’s more good news and a reversal of their poll from last month where Brown led 49-44. Leave it all on the road, gang!