(CNN) – Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic frontrunner in the Massachusetts Senate race, is even with or ahead of incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, according to a new poll.
The UMass Amherst Poll released Thursday showed Warren with a four percentage point advantage over Brown among registered voters. Warren received 43% to Brown's 39%, figures within the survey's 4.4% sampling error.
Warren drew strong support from women, middle-to-low income residents and younger voters, while Brown obtained greater backing from independent voters, besting Warren by 18 percentage points.
When asked to describe the candidates with one word, registered voters labeled Warren, the Harvard professor and former consumer advocate in the Obama administration, most often as "liberal" and "socialist." "Moderate" was the word used most often to describe Brown, who was elected in a special election in 2010 following the death of Senate stalwart Ted Kennedy.
A similar poll released in October showed the two candidates locked in a statistical dead heat, with Brown edging out Warren 41% to 38%, within that survey's 3.8% sampling error.
The contest has garnered national attention following Warren's September entry into the race, with significant funds flowing into the state.
Non-partisan political handicappers Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg list the race as a toss-up and it is sure to be a contentious race in the next election cycle especially if Warren wins the Democratic primary as expected.
The December poll questioned 500 Massachusetts adults between Nov. 9 and Nov. 22 with a sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
ELIZABETH WARREN 2012 & BEYOND..................
Scott Brown is Wall Street's favorite senator while Elizabeth Warren is their arch nemesis. Which is why we, THE 99% MOVEMENT" support her 110%.
ELIZABETH WARREN 2012 & BEYOND
We need 100 people like her in the U.S. Senate!! Finally, someone with honesty and integrity that is looking out for the real people of the United States. Would vote for her for President in a heartbeat, instead of the guy who threw her under the bus with the Consumer Protection Agency fiasco! She's not afraid to take on the banking industry either!
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When asked to describe the candidates with one word, registered voters labeled Warren, the Harvard professor and former consumer advocate in the Obama administration, most often as "liberal" and "socialist." "Moderate" was the word used most often to describe Brown.
Gee, with all of the high tech industries in MA, I would have never guessed that so many of them would be inclined to call Sen. Brown a "Moderate". Then again, compared to the ever increasing, Doppler shifting, definition of a conservative these days then I suppose "Moderate" just might be the right word. At least Brown doesn't seem to subscribe to most of the "flat earth" theories circulating around the right wing.
"......even with or ahead of.....". Now there's a definitive statement!
When I think Elizabeth Warren, I think integrity, class, hard working.
When I think Brown, I think lazy, hypocrite.
She is a smart lady with common sense, however, Brown does photograph well in the buff.
Kinda ironic that the "99%" only has a 30% approval rating... lower than the Tea Party.
Brown will be gone after 2012.
Bye Bye Brownie. See ya in the nex playboy cover!
Republicans know Mass is not their State. Warren has my vote. I'm sorry Republicans you guys don't deserve my vote.
ELIZABETH WARREN!! we're rooting for you outside of MA!
These comments lack any sources an prove how ignorant the average voter is. If you talk politics you better know what the real issues are. We are in economic turmoil, that is teetering on the edge of collapse. The only thing keeping the economy afloat is the balabce of party powers in congress.
I would love to see Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2016. We couldn't ask for a better advocate.
People of Mass. need to to vote him out,and Brown needs to start parking all his garbage out of the office because Warren will win him guarantee. We need people that know what they do in the office.
Dan J – maybe that's because Americans don't understand what the occupy movement is all about, perhaps? It's time Americans wake up. Our politicians in DC are wholly owned. They've forked over anywhere from $13 to $16 Trillion dollars to prop up the banks. That's our hard earned tax dollars we're talking about here. And don't even get me started on the lack of taxes corporations pay, or the subsidies they receive. Again, our hard earned tax dollars. Between the banks on Wall Street and the corporations writing the legislation that benefits them, why do we even need congress anymore? They're worthless. Don't you understand our democracy is at stake. Take some time to use that computer of yours. It would be to your benefit. This isn't the tea party vs. the occupy movement. Not by any stretch. One is an astroturf movement co-opted by corporate America, and the other is a grassroots movement trying to wrestle our government back from the monied interests.
Go Ms. Warren! America needs more people like you in office.
Elizabeth Warren is exactly the kind of senator we need. If she can't get elected in Massachusetts, come on down to Maryland; you can take Sen. Mikulski's place when she retires (in five years).
She is a liberal ! I mean intellect the Repub. hate.
My response when asked to describe conservative voters in one word: parrot.
Buh Bye Scott.
Another Tea Party Victim !! Go Warren !!!
Scott Brown is much handsomer than that other guy. He will probably win because of that.
How could this even be close? Warren is worlds above Brown on experience and intelligence.
Elizabeth Warren for president 2016
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