Rasmussen Reports, the polling outfit that every lefty loves to hate (and with good reason), has a new MA-Sen poll out. And, although its numbers are less dramatic than those released yesterday by Public Policy Polling, they show the same trend: even in light of President Obama’s poor debate performance last week, Warren is in a better position than she was before. In a poll taken on September 24 (a couple of days after the first senatorial debate), Rasmussen had the race tied at 48-48. Now, in a poll taken on Wednesday (after the presidential debate and after the first two senatorial debates, but before the third), Rasmussen shows Warren up 49-47.
That’s obviously a very close result and well within the margin of error. Still, it’s encouraging that even a GOP-friendly pollster like Rasmussen is showing that Warren is gaining strength even as Obama has faltered a bit in the polls.