" BOSTON (CBS) – The plot is thickening in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
Two new polls independent of each other bring good news to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
The first poll, out of Western New England College, showed her with a six-point lead over Sen. Scott Brown. That’s outside the margin of error and the first time we’ve seen that in this race.
So what’s changed in this tight race?
WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller said, looking at the internal numbers, Democrats who had said they would support Brown are now being “peeled away” to support Warren.
“I suspect it’s more a result of more aggressive field work by the Democratic Party and the Warren campaign, phone banking, reaching out to Democrats and saying ‘Hey there’s some big differences here, don’t be ‘fooled’ by Brown’s outreach to Democrats that you’ve seen in his ads,” Keller said "
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