That's One Big, Swinging... Election

Another hour, another poll. This one doesn’t cover the whole state, but it’s telling:

Republican Scott Brown appears to be pulling away from Democrat Martha Coakley on the eve of Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts, according to polls released Monday.

A Suffolk University poll of three “bellwether counties,” conducted Saturday and Sunday, showed Brown with leads of 17, 16 and 14 points in Peabody, Gardner and Fitchburg counties, respectively.

“There’s nothing totally certain, but all of the indicators are leaning strongly in Brown’s favor,” David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center in Boston, told The Daily Caller.


To give you a little extra perspective, Peabody went almost 58% for Obama in 2008, Gardner gave him 60%, and Fitchburg 61%.

You don’t get turnarounds that quick in a MacDonald’s drive-thru.

UPDATE: FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver is one of the smartest handicappers around (despite his own handicap of being a committed lefty), and I rely on his wisdom quite a bit. Despite pooh-poohing those Pajamas Media polls a couple days ago, even Nate has now seen the light.


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