Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Pulls Ahead Of Wall Street's Favorite Senator


Historically, Blue America has been more about House races than about Senate races and this year is no different. So far, Senate-wise, we've endorsed one incumbent seeking reelection, Bernie Sanders, and two proven challengers Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. When we endorsed Elizabeth there were several nay-sayers who claimed it would be a waste of effort and money because she was so far behind Republican incumbent Scott Brown and that with Wall Street's and the Koch brothers' backing he would be unbeatable. But they didn't take two crucial things into account-- Massachusetts voters and Elizabeth herself. Oh, yeah... and the growing unease among regular working families with Republican obstructionism and the partisan stratagems being prioritized by the GOP over the interests of the nation and their elected officials' own constituents.

In fact, as PPP reported yesterday, just when Elizabeth Warren has been impressing voters with a stellar kickoff campaign, Brown's favorables have been tanking. She now leads Brown 46-44 in a head-to-head match-up.
Warren's gone from 38% name recognition to 62% over the last three months and she's made a good first impression on pretty much everyone who's developed an opinion about her during that period of time.  What was a 21/17 favorability rating in June is now 40/22- in other words she's increased the voters with a positive opinion of her by 19% while her negatives have risen only 5%.

The surprising movement toward Warren has a lot to do with her but it also has a lot to do with Scott Brown.  We now find a slight plurality of voters in the state disapproving of him- 45%, compared to only 44% approving.  We have seen a steady decline in Brown's numbers over the last 9 months.  In early December his approval was a +24 spread at 53/29.  By June it had declined to a +12 spread at a 48/36.  And now it's continued that fall to its current place.

Please consider contributing to Elizabeth's grassroots campaign through Blue America's ActBlue page. Wealthy Republican donors think of their contributions as investments (in lower taxes, loopholes, special interests legislation, etc). We should think of them as investments too-- investments in the future of our country and in democracy itself.

Here's how Elizabeth is winning over voters. Here she is at a gathering this past weekend. This is how all Democrats should be talking to the voters:

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