Poll: Scott Brown would have a good shot at John Kerry's seat

If Kerry is tapped for secretary of state, Brown is favored to win his seat in a special election


Jillian Rayfield
December 20, 2012 11:37PM (UTC)

A new poll from WBUR finds that Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., who will leave the Senate after losing his seat to Elizabeth Warren, is well poised to make a run for John Kerry's seat if Kerry is tapped by President Obama for secretary of state.

According to WBUR, Brown has a high favorability rating, despite his loss to Warren, with 58 percent of those polled saying they view him favorably, compared to 28 percent who view him unfavorably.

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From WBUR:

MassINC [Polling Group] pollster Steve Koczela looked at how well Brown would fare against four current or former Democratic members of Congress.

“We matched him up theoretically against (U.S. Reps.) Ed Markey, Mike Capuano, Steve Lynch and (former U.S. Rep.) Marty Meehan, and in each one of those cases, he led by between 17 and 19 points,” Koczela said.

Of course, who cares about Brown's favorability when Ben Affleck is maybe going to run.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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