Sen. Scott Brown leads presumptive Democrat nominee Elizabeth Warren, 49-40.

The Suffolk University/7News poll, which was released late Thursday night, asked 600 likely voters across Massachusetts which candidate they would support in a head-to-head matchup, if the election was held today. The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percentage points.

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would vote for Brown while 40 percent said they would back Warren, according to the poll.

Separately, 45 percent of respondents said that Brown deserved to be reelected, 39 percent said he did not, and 16 percent were undecided.

Brown also led Warren among independents in the poll by a margin of 60 percent to 28 percent, Suffolk University said in a statement. Fifty-two percent of registered voters in Massachusetts are independents, the statement said.

Fascinating. Democrats keep fantasizing that they’re going to turn Texas blue, meanwhile, they’ve lost Wisconsin, Minnesota is wobbly and even Massachusetts may send a Republican back to the Senate in Ted Kennedy’s old seat.

Heh.