Last night I was polled by the Rasmussen Report (1st time ever) about 7:30 PM.
The questions centered on the US Senate race but also included job performance on the MA Governor and US President.
It also asked numerous questions about Curt Schilling’s qualifications to be Senator.
Today Rasmussen released just the parts that focused on Democratic candidates for US Senate. http://www.rasmussenreports.co…
Although they asked favorable/unfavorable on each candidate
as well as the horse race question, they reported Meehan’s results in the horse race as “some other candidate”,
probably because he had announced his decision by then.
Coakley 38%, Capuano 7%, Lynch 11%, Markey 10%, Tierney, 3%, Some other candidate 5%, Not Sure 25%.
Coakley Favorables: 67% Unfavorables 17% Not Sure 17%
Capuano Favorables: 27% Unfavorables 25% Not Sure 47%
Lynch Favorables: 38% Unfavorables 26% Not Sure 36%
Meehan Favorables: 36% Unfavorables 30% Not Sure 34%
Markey Favorables: 42% Unfavorables 29% Not Sure 29%
Tierney Favorables: 27% Unfavorables 29% Not Sure 44%
Margin of Sampling Error+/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
* Having run statewide and serving in a statewide office definitely helps
* Marty Meehan surely can read poll numbers
* Given that Tierney is the only candidate who has unfavorables higher than his favorables, he should probably worry about re-election next year more than getting his name in the mix of Senate speculators (which was laughable)
* If Markey-Meehan and Capuano really did put their heads together to decide which would run (as someone from MMA asserted to the MMA Board meeting) it looks like they picked the wrong one….Markey was the better bet…there’s still time Ed.)
Disclosure: 100% for Martha Coakley for US Senate