Elizabeth Warren surging?
by David Atkins
After retooling some fairly staid campaign communications (including some fairly dull, preachy ads) , it appears that Elizabeth Warren's campaign is hitting its stride in Massachusetts. That's partly because of the bounce from her DNC convention speech and for Democrats in general after the convention, but partly because of great new ads like this one:
And lo and behold, at least one poll is showing her surging ahead by 6 points:
The survey of Bay State voters conducted Sept. 6-13 by the Western New England Polling Institute through a partnership with The Republican and MassLive.com, shows Warren leading over Brown, 50 to 44 percent, among likely voters.
The gap among registered voters is even larger, according to the survey, which concluded Warren leads 53 to 41 percent. The poll of 545 registered voters has a 4.2 percent margin of error, while the sample of 444 likely voters has a 4.6 percent margin of error.
Tim Vercellotti, professor of political science and director of the Polling Institute at Western New England University, said Warren's lead comes in part from the fact that she's shored up support among Democrats to 89 percent, while losing only six percent of her party's support to Brown.
Part of that bump, he said, may be attributable to the fact that polling started at the end of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and just two days after Warren delivered a prime-time speech ahead of former President Bill Clinton at the event.
I've said before that any chance of pushing the Democratic Party to the left on economic issues in the near future hinges on Elizabeth Warren's fate in Massachusetts, regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election. That still hasn't changed.
Please help her out if you can.