Yikes. From Public Policy Polling — no numbers yet, but remember, this is not Rasmussen, which tends to slant Republican:
This has become a losable race for Democrats- but it could also be easily winnable if Coakley gets her act together for the last week of the campaign. Complacency is the Democrats’ biggest enemy at this point and something that needs to be overcome to avoid a potential disaster.
Let’s just be obvious about this: Scott Brown has absolutely no business being in the same area code as Martha Coakley. Not to be too personal (we’ve met, he’s nice), but ideologically, he is a predictable George W. Bush Republican — (pro-torture, anti-health care, etc.), as much of a breath of fresh air as a high school locker room.
Unfortunately this results from a heretofore dull, lackluster campaign from Coakley. What her campaign needs, and has sorely lacked for months, is a strong raison d’etre, an animating passion, a sense of compassion for real people and some drive for something other than a job promotion … dammit, something Kennedy-esque. A teaspoon of that would be most welcome.