January 18th, 2010
11:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Rothenberg gives Brown the edge

The non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report is predicting that Republican Scott Brown will win the special election Tuesday to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's Senate seat.
The non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report is predicting that Republican Scott Brown will win the special election Tuesday to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's Senate seat.

Washington (CNN) – Less than 24 hours before Massachusetts voters head to the polls, the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report is predicting that Republican Scott Brown will win the special election Tuesday to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's Senate seat.

On late Monday morning, Rothenberg changed his prediction from "Toss up" to "Lean Takeover" in favor of the Massachusetts Republican.

"While special elections often come down to turnout – and they therefore are more difficult to predict than normal elections – the combination of public and private survey research and anecdotal information now strongly suggests that Republican Scott Brown will defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in tomorrow's race to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat," Rothenberg wrote on his Web site.

The non-partisan Cook Political Report has the race rated as a "Toss up," but notes in its analysis of the race that "we put a finger on the scale for Brown."

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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. Mboma

    The same Repugnicans who asked that health care reform be buried with Kennedy few days after his death? The same Kennedy whose family sacrifices made America what it is today? If the dems lose this seat, it will be the mother of all insults. Why should anyone work hard for the common good of all Americans if this is how we repay heroes.

    January 18, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Conservative in New York

    Come on Massachusetts..............MAKE US PROUD!!! The first step in taking back this great country starts with you. What an important message this would send to all democrats in Washington D.C. Let them know that we are tired of losing the principles and freedoms that this country was founded on. Get out and vote for Scott Brown!!

    January 18, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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