A few take-aways from last Friday’s second level PPP poll.
- John Kerry is now the most popular politician in the state. Who saw that coming?
- Martha Coakley is in a dead heat on fav/unfav with Scott Brown. And so begins the “Draft Coakley for Governor” movement. Strap on those seatbelts folks…
- Grossman and Murray have the same favorables. When people tell me how great Grossman has been, the public isn’t seeing it.
- Charlie Baker is stuck at 34-37% against any Democrat. Even with John McCain voters, Baker can only get to 43% favorability. How far he done fell.
- I would have liked to see how Capuano did in these polls. Probably in Grossman territory.
- Obama voters prefer Kerry over Brown 73%-17%. As a comparison, from last Wednesday’s PPP Senate Race poll, they didn’t do a straight up Obama voter candidate preference, but Obama voters liked Warren at 73% vs. 31% for Brown. So if those 800,000 voters from 2008 who stayed home during the 2010 Special do come out, Brown is going to have to win a pretty hefty chunk of them over to beat Warren.
- Overwhelming support of medicinal marijuana, and very strong support of assisted suicide, coming from both Dems and Unenrolleds.
- I’d love to see post-SCOTUS numbers on ObamaCare/RomneyCare.
- 34% of Republicans feel that equal marriage has had a negative impact on their lives. Please… do tell!
- While Kennedy family favorability is still extremely strong overall, 38/43 among Unenrolled is surprising.
- Republicans are so done with Terry Francona. Unenrolled want him back, and Dems seem to as well.
- Just a few of the diehards left who actually believe this Sox team has anything more in it but a one-and-done. (Shoulda polled on trading Youk… or Beckett. Ellsbury, Beckett and Iglasias for King Felix and a bullpen arm?)
- 59% unfavorables for Roger Clemens? I wish they’d polled on Curt Schilling.
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