Polls: Tight race in Massachusetts Senate race
November 5th, 2012
11:47 AM ET
1 year ago

Polls: Tight race in Massachusetts Senate race

(CNN) - As the hours wind down until Election Day voters cast their ballots, two new polls in the battle for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts indicate an increasingly tight race.

The University of Massachusetts/Lowell-Boston Herald poll showed Republican Sen. Scott Brown with a one point advantage over Democrat Elizabeth Warren, 49% to Warren's 48%, while a survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute showed Warren up four points over Brown, 50%-46%.

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Both candidates' leads in the respective surveys fall well within the polls' sampling errors.

While the University of Massachusetts poll shows Brown with a small advantage over Warren other recent surveys over the past few weeks gave Warren a single digit advantage.

Brown, a freshman senator, is defending his seat against Warren, a Harvard University Law professor and former Obama administration official who helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The University of Massachusetts/Lowell-Boston Herald poll was conducted from October 31 to November 3 among 956 Massachusetts registered voters and 800 likely voters. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

The New England University poll was conducted from October 26 through November 1 among 535 likely voters and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

–CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    Warren, a Harvard University Law professor and former Obama administration official credited with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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    Yeah another big government leftist that wants everything controlled from DC. Don't forget to also mention that this leftist looney tune considers herself to be the mother of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The lawless band of losers and druggies that have rioted, raped women and burned cities. DC is the LAST place for this leftist loon. Wake up Mass. and do the right thing. Send Scott Brown back to the Senate.

    November 5, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. Critical Thinking

    Elizabeth Spreading Bull Warren will lose, thanks to her endorsement from one term President Barack Fork Tongue Obama.

    November 5, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. insight iowa

    Come on Mass. we need a full house, full senate so Obama can get us back on our feet the right way!!

    November 5, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. Southern Moderate

    Come on Mass , we need Elizabeth Warren in the Senate. Why do we want any GOP incumbants in the house or senate, they have held this country back for the last 4 yrs !!!! We need fresh blood in Congress not the party of NO , NO Way! Yes voting for Warren is the best revenge against the obstructionists!!!!

    November 5, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    I support the bipartisan in that race.

    November 5, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. bb

    Remember women of Massachusetts, Scott Brown voted against the equal pay for equal work law.

    November 5, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Go Ms. Warren and go MA!

    November 5, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. truth hurts

    bb - Remember women of Massachusetts, Scott Brown voted against the equal pay for equal work law.
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    So how many women have gotten equal pay for equal work under this joke of a law? Answer: NONE. But how many lawyers are getting rich because of it? Probably quite a few. Trial laws are one of the biggest Democrat supporters. Funny how this all worked out to benefit them huh?

    November 5, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. California Gary

    critical thinking and truth hurts......my good friends.......I am so looking forward to your "eating of the crow" moment after the final results of the election are in. With every passing hour it is becoming more and more obvious that our president will be re-elected. It is also becoming more and more apparent that the Democratic candidates for senate will have a big day as well........and with a little luck, some key Tea Party House members will be seeking new employment as well. With respect to this particular senate race......this one will be almost as fun to watch as the presidential race. I believe Warren will win, by slim margin......but she will win.

    November 5, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. sifto

    please do not vote for someone who used native americans with a lie to help her election–what a whopper!

    November 5, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  11. Dean

    Princess Warren hears the war drums.

    November 5, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |