Bottom Dropping Out Of Kennedy Seat?
If these latest numbers are close and they hold, the psychological ramifications of this election will be un-spin-able. Forget talk of mandates and having been given complete control of power in Washington. What people will think is that Democrats had both and screwed up – big time. If they can't hold Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts with health care reform a key topic for discussion on the campaign trail, passing their version of health care will be the equivalent of declaring war on democracy.
November will look like a killing field for Democrats and I wouldn't count on there being any precedent for it in recent history. It will be a bloodbath.
A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted exclusively for POLITICO shows Republican Scott Brown surging to a nine-point advantage over Martha Coakley a day before Massachusetts voters trek to the ballot box to choose a new senator.
According to the survey conducted Sunday evening, Brown leads the Democratic attorney general 52 percent to 43 percent.
"I actually think the bottom is falling out," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley's fall in the polls over the last ten days. "I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her."