Washington (CNN) - Multiple advisers to President Obama have privately told party officials that they believe Democrat Martha Coakley is going to lose Tuesday’s special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy for more than 40 years, several Democratic sources told CNN Sunday.
The sources added that the advisers are still hopeful that Obama's visit to Massachusetts on Sunday - coupled with a late push by Democratic activists - could help Coakley pull out a narrow victory in an increasingly tight race against Republican state Sen. Scott Brown.
However, the presidential advisers have grown increasingly pessimistic in the last three days about Coakley's chances after a series of missteps by the candidate, sources said.
But White House spokesman Bill Burton told CNN: "The President is in Massachusetts today because he believes Martha Coakley is the right person for the job and indeed will be the next senator from Massachusetts."
Updated: 5:18 p.m. with comment from Bill Burton
Awesome! :) Scott Brown is the read deal, friends. Martha Coakley a.) Hates Christians, b.) is not firm about ANYTHING she stands for or against, c.) hates the Red Sox.
Martha Coakley won the primary and suddenly thought she had won the entire race. Foolhardy progressive Coakley!
I disagree, but what do I know.
What I do know is that Brown is a regurgitated Romney offshoot who probably uses cialis.
Names or it didn't happen.
I can't believe the good people of MA would let The Kennedy Legacy end with a republican taking a seat that belonged to the best advocate for the people of MA. Don't you think this health care bill is part of Ted Kennedy's Legacy. Of course it is. Don't let Ted Kennedy's Dreams for Our Nation and for the State of Massachusetts die by voting in a republican who will only continue with the Bush Legacy.
That says it all. It is over.
Go Scott Brown, the next US Senator from MA!
I agree that Coakley will lose!
Americans really need a big victory. Martha Coakley must be defeated. The current Congress and White House is so arrogant and a message needs to be sent them: YOU WORK FOR US. WE THE PEOPLE, DON’T WORK FOR YOU
Obama has shown that the best way to do well by him is to be a trial lawyer or a union member, he has shown nothing but contemp for tax payers. Brown's victory will show that we are sick and tied of moving toward socialism. Obama speaks poisonous words about the banks that have paid back TARP funds plus interest but says nothing about the 50 billion in TARP funds used to prop up ancompetative UAW contract.
Barry went to Boston to push down the handle down on that democrat toilet
This administration has had a serious hearing problem. After Scott Brown wins, he will send Obama a set of Hearing Aids.
You libs couldn't handle "Power" for 1 year without screwing things up and having even massachussetts go GOP.
Can't wait til 2010!!!
My prayers are being answered.
Hard to even imagine how this happened!
And why would any "Obama adviser" tell Ed Henry this?
Yes I'm sure they do believe that! But they are feeling the heat, and they are not liking it.
Missteps by the Canidate? That is putting it lightly.
"Sources: Obama advisers believe Coakley will lose"......at last, he got something right.
Let's hope so. I can't afford to pay 1,000's of dollars to the insurance cartel out of my own middle income pocket.
BTW, that's how they plan to "extend coverage" forcing you to buy insurance.
Hopefully they are wrong!
Scott Brown voter this is not the time to let up.
There is no other reason for BHO to perform this intervention skit than for the opportunity to counsel Martha Coakley to seek Jesus Christ post-haste.
What a disaster. The Democrats need to get rid of the filibuster a.s.a.p.
The real story is that Massachusetts may again lead the nation to take back our country from a corrupt administration.
Wow, the degenerates over at DU are already calling the term 'obamster' racist. That sure didn't take long.
what a bunch of advising idiots.....