Saturday, January 16, 2010

Latest Coakley Internal: Brown +2

I've been told reliably that Martha Coakley's internal poll for Friday night showed Republican Scott Brown leading by two points, 47 to 45 percent. Her campaign's three-night average for Friday, Thursday and Wednesday is the same -- a 47 to 45 lead for Brown.

This is, obviously, not great news for the Democratic nominee. But it does suggest that Brown's momentum -- which took him from a double-digit gap to the lead in Coakley's poll in about a week's time -- has been arrested. On Wednesday night, Coakley's poll put her ahead by two, 46 to 44. On Thursday night, Brown surged ahead by three, 48 to 45. And on Friday, it was back to a two-point race. In other words, a nail-biter on Tuesday looks likely.


UPDATE: As a friend points out, the Friday night numbers probably don't take into account Coakley's latest well-publicized gaffe, when she seemed to forget that Curt Schilling -- who at one point flirted with running in this race -- had played for the Red Sox. It may be silly that baseball IQ could have anything to do with a Senate candidate's election prospects, but that's where we are.

44 comments:

David Schmidt said...

The baseball IQ doesn't matter but here is what does, if she don't know who Curt Shilling is, she should keep her mouth shut about him.

She showed poor judgement in trying to paint him as one of those evil Yankee fans without knowing anything about him. That rush to judgement about citiznes be the people that way to be their leaders is what people find so offensive.

Also, the RedSox mean so much to the people in that area. She shows a lack of relateabiilty and connection with the voters.

Ultimately, it is a case of bad judgement and speaking when she shouldn't and that is worth voting against.

Anonymous said...

Evil yankee fans? We aren't evil u tool...

Anonymous said...

Coakley doesn't even pretend to care about the people of the state she is running in.

All she has are slimy attack ads.

Justin said...

Kornacki, are you kidding? This isn't about baseball, it's about how out of touch Coakley is with MA residents.

I live in MA, and to me these gaffs are insulting, not because I'm a baseball fan--I'm not--but because it is clear she does not care a whit for the people. She carelessly thinks she can tell me what to think about issues, and I have a far greater understanding of foreign policy AND MA residents than she does. She proves it again and again when she opens her mouth about terrorism, or even when she lies about Scott Brown.

This is why, as a young Boston resident, I am going to vote for Scott Brown on Jan. 19th.

HotAirPundit said...

The left thinks they have the video that will sink Scott Brown http://tinyurl.com/yhh3g2m

Anonymous said...

In Boston, don't accuse a Red Sock fan of being a Yankee fan.

It's the worst insult.

And to accuse Curt Shilling of the bloody sock fame?

Stupid. She didn't have to know who he was, but if you don't know him, don't attack him.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't take into account that the Brown campaign has filed a criminal complaint for defamation against the MA Dem party over Coakley's disgusting and dishonest "rape" mailers either. Whether or not the media reports on it, honestly enough to debunk Coakley's distorted claim which is also running round the clock in tv ads, remains to be seen.
Hopefully Brown wins by 3+ points to counter the voter fraud that will absolutely take place in the urban cesspools in and around Boston.

Anonymous said...

New Campaign Slogan-

Wave the Bloody Sock at Martha,

Vote for Brown!

Matthew Avitabile said...

Brown 2010!!!

Anonymous said...

Leave it to people to make a big deal out of the Schilling comment. Now there's a reason NOT to vote for her, right? Thank goodness she doesn't live & breathe baseball. It's refreshing.

But of course this Schilling stmt will be remembered. The unimportant ones always are.

If anyone doesn't care about the people, it's Scott Brown. The guy votes against providing aid for 9/11 rescue workers because of supposed budget issues, yet in the same period votes to go ahead for a new golf course in his district.

Typical GOP priorities. And you want to talk about Schilling? lol.

Anonymous said...

Karl Rove says that weekend polls always tilt toward the Dems. If that's true, Brown may be further ahead than 2 points.

Anonymous said...

Nice try little libzombie @ 1:19am. If anyone "doesn't care about people", it's Coakley who let a cop who raped his 23 month old niece with a curling iron free on his own recognizance because his father was union big raising money for her AG run. She's as crooked and slimy as they come.

Anonymous said...

Re: The video that will sink Scott Brown...

That's it? That's what will sink him? It'd be one thing if they at least had a quote from him that they could use in commercials, but "I don't know about that" seems a little less than damning.

Also, in case they've forgotten Barack Obama actually was conceived out of wedlock so his campaign kinda has a ready-made response if they want to try to make this a big deal.

Anonymous said...

One other thing--The Schilling quote is of a piece with many comments from over the past week.

Honestly, yeah, I think the much bigger comment from her was when she indicated it's beneath her and a waste of time for her to shake hands with regular folks outside of Fenway.

She's the archetypal elitist who wants to portray herself as fighting for the common man while displaying nothing but indifference or contempt for any actual common men she meets.

The chief role of the regular person is to need a savior, so that she can play the role of one. Outside of that, they better be quite and know their place, which she will be only to happy to explain to them.

Anonymous said...

Now Coakley is claiming the Schilling comment was a joke. Making a mistake is one thing, expecting we are all stupid enough to belief that lie is another.

Anonymous said...

er, that should be "quiet" and "too"

Sorry, it's late.

Paul B said...

I also think Coakley's comment that Catholic medical workers should stay out of the emergency room will take a little more time to percolate through the electorate than did the Schilling comment, but that percolate it will, more quietly perhaps, but to enormous effect. It is increasingly evident that this woman is completely tone deaf.

Anonymous said...

The guy votes against providing aid for 9/11 rescue workers because of supposed budget issues,

True enough and I am proud of him for being one of only 3 to make that vote. Individual citizens contributed to the funds to help victims of 9-11. The State of Massachusetts does not need to confiscate tax monies of its citizens to make a charitable donation. I will take that fiscally conservative position every day. Hopefully Scott Brown can apply that logic to Washington.

commoncents said...

Jim:

We have a lot of Scott Brown videos, including two great ones from Saturday Night on the trail, posted on Common Cents.

Feel to take the code for whichever ones you want for your homepage...

Steve
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

"Evil yankee fans? We aren't evil u tool..."

no yankee fans aren't evel. just wrong. sorry guy. signed, orioles fan.
www.noteviljustwrong.com

Anonymous said...

I really hope Scott Brown wins this. But even if he doesn't, the fact that the Dem candidate nearly failed to retain Teddy's seat should send a signal to the national party that they need to start listening to the people. NO HEALTHCARE DEFORM.

Anonymous said...

"If anyone doesn't care about the people, it's Scott Brown. The guy votes against providing aid for 9/11 rescue workers because of supposed budget issues"

Budget issues? What budget? I didn't know Taxechusetts had any money? Oh that's right... they don't need any money... they can just take it from the tax payers from other states who are balancing theirs. Get your facts straight jerkscrew, 9-11 rescue workers received more money from INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE DONATIONS then government.

Anonymous said...

ironic , i think, that baseball may have the biggest impact on our country and its recovery from the statist agenda.

Anonymous said...

what about the UPS copyright infringement? How in the world could a lawyer not realize that using UPS in an attack ad without permission from UPS is bad? The sheer stupidity and arrogance of that one is amazing.

Olliander said...

No matter who wins or loses, this campaign should show the depths of depravity and disgusting vile that Democrats are ALWAYS willing to sink to in order to win elections.

Disgusting.

Harrywr2 said...

"I also think Coakley's comment that Catholic medical workers should stay out of the emergency room"

The Caritas Christi Health Network, owned, operated and subsidized by the Catholic Church is the second largest health care provider in New England.

capsqueze said...

Question? How active is Acorn in getting out the vote of their 4 prime voting blocks? Illegal aliens, felons, prosititutes and dead people in the fine state of Massachusetts?

Mitch said...

Races are decided by political values and by personal values (ie how "in touch" people seem to be with their constituents), and for Coakley, Attorney General of MASSACHUSETTES, who has been working in BOSTON, for the past 8 years, to not have the slightest clue who Curt Schilling is shows she is very out of touch. You don't need to be a baseball fan to have seen Schilling on the front page of the local newspapers so many times...

That just goes along with the other things she's done and the fact that she hasn't spent much time meeting voters, to continue the narrative of her as out of touch.

PolticalJunkie2008 said...

I'm so happy to see the tireless work done by the folks over at http://www.mittromneycentral.com to help get Scott Brown elected. We only two more days to go!

Anonymous said...

> "All she has are slimy attack ads."

..and even slimier corporate friends.

Anonymous said...

This is the dumbest commentary on a website I have ever seen. You people should not be allowed the right to vote.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Anonymous, so I'm gonna make a comment.

LOL!

Anonymous said...

"You people should not be allowed the right to vote."

Coakley supporters, in their attempt to show they are not contemptuous of their voters, fall somewhat short.

I can't imagine why.

Anonymous said...

I have very good sources indicating to me that Tuesday will be a DOUBLE DIGIT blowout for Brown. It's been kept quiet so as not to depress turnout.
I have NEVER been as stunned as I am today. Friends of mine - very liberal, partisan Democrats - feel very strongly for Brown and are planning on voting for him. Obama is now the Undertaker for yet another Dem Campaign.
You heard it here first.

IgnorantInfidel said...

Health Care Explained
then there is the Coakley campaign

Anonymous said...

Remember, voting is a CITIZEN'S right - not a person's right.

I live in MN - trust me, we know a lot about non-citizens voting, multiple votes, and dead people voting. I just hope you guys are covered.

j7777

Anonymous said...

We have been the laughing stock of the Nation for too long......we need checks and balances...being a one party state has to end....Coakley has not told us why to vote for her, only why we should not vote for Brown, she is out of touch, we don't want a bloated Healthcare plan that we cannot afford and don't need it in Ma. we already have one. Her lying circulars will not work...P.S. I have voted Democrat all my life.

Anonymous said...

According to pundits congress and the President already have a plan to fast track the health bill in case this seat is lost and COMPLETLY disregard what would be an obious referendum on this bill.

Over the past months I have been red faced with embarrassment over the behavior of my Dems. This health care reform is good legislation but the slimey tactics, the buy-offs and back room deals, are making me hate my own kind.

Again, we need health care reform, but not like this. I'm afraid that if they follow through on their pledge to stuff through this bill and deal with the consequenses later, that the result will be a deep Democratic mass grave in November. And I might help dig.

Anonymous said...

ahhh Democrats who run attack campaigns...short memory for Donkeys...remember Karl Rove, Lee Atwater....such good ol' boys. and for all who may not know Scott Palin took HUGE contributions from the Catholic church then crafted legislation to deny the constitutional rights of women. Empty suit...last, rich, white Republican hope...

Anonymous said...

Unless health care is passed NOW we will see a trillion dollar deficit become a quadrillion dollar deficit. I know, have been in the health care trenches almost 40 yrs.

Anonymous said...

Yes--by increasing the number of people who are insured and by making the government pay for it, the deficit will actually go down instead of ballooning.

Who do you think buys this stuff? Obviously not the voters.

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