MASSACHUSETTS – FASCINATING POLL ANALYSIS – AT 7:29 P.M. ET: Suggesting the possibility that Democrats in Massachusetts, the most Democratic state in the nation, are drifting toward Scott Brown. From RealClearPolitics:
A poll conducted Sunday night for Politico by InsiderAdvantage shows Scott Brown leading Martha Coakley 52-43.
As one looks at the polls that have been released of late, there's a trend worth noting. Not only has Brown locked up his Republican base and taken a commanding lead among independent voters. But a growing number of Democrats seem to be shifting toward the Brown column. In this new survey, Brown wins Republicans 86-10 and independents 69-28. Among Democrats, Coakley's lead is just 71-24, meaning nearly one-in-four of those voters plans to cast a vote for the Republican.
COMMENT: I suspect these are the traditional-values Democrats, the kind whose families became bound to the party during the New Deal, and who recall the days when the Democrats were the national-defense party. Ah, nostalgia.
January 18, 2010