New Poll Shows Warren Leads Brown In Tight Race

September 18, 2012 12:00 AM
New Poll Shows Warren Leads Brown In Tight Race
" BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A new poll is showing the state’s closely-watched U.S. Senate race remains tight.

The Suffolk University poll released Monday shows Democrat Elizabeth Warren is the choice of 48 percent of likely general election voters in Massachusetts compared to 44 percent for incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

That’s within the poll’s margin of error.

Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos said the poll reflects an uptick in Warren’s popularity after her speech at the Democratic National Convention and new television ads.

Paleologos cautioned that the race remains unpredictable.

“She enters the debate phase of the Senate campaign as the slight favorite, but the race is still fluid, and to win she must avoid peaking too soon,” Paleologos said.

The two face off for their first debate on Thursday on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. (You can also watch it live on CBS Boston and listen live on WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

The poll also shows voters favoring three ballot questions.

According to the survey, 59 percent of likely voters backed a question that would legalize the medical use of marijuana "

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