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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
(CNN) - A new poll suggests that Republican Sen. Scott Brown is more popular in Massachusetts than two Democrats - Sen. John Kerry, the state's senior senator, and President Barack Obama.
A Boston Globe survey released Monday indicates that 55 percent of Bay Staters have a favorable opinion of Brown, with 18 percent saying they hold an unfavorable view of their new senator, 13 percent saying they have a neutral view and 14 percent unsure.
I said several months ago that Scott Brown might be a viable presidential contender for the GOP. Evidence is piling up that I am absolutely correct. Far from being an extremist, Brown is a thoughtful man, who picks his fights carefully, makes compromises when he needs to, and forges consensus between Republicans and Demcorats. This is what we need in a candidate.
As long as the GOP doesn't take the crazy train and nominate Palin, but picks the pragmatic Brown instead, they have an excellent chance to unseat Obama in 2012. They might even pull off the impossible, and win Massachusetts in the process too.
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