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Poll: Plurality of Mass. Senate Voters Oppose Obamacare

'This has become a losable race for Democrats.'

2:55 PM, Jan 8, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, is finishing up with a poll on the Massachusetts Senate special election:

-At this point a plurality of those planning to turn out oppose the health care bill. The massive enthusiasm gap we saw in Virginia is playing itself out in Massachusetts as well. Republican voters are fired up and they're going to turn out. Martha Coakley needs to have a coherent message up on the air over the last ten days that her election is critical to health care passing and Ted Kennedy's legacy- right now Democrats in the state are not feeling a sense of urgency.

-Scott Brown's favorables are up around 60%, a product of his having had the airwaves to himself for the last week. By comparison Bob McDonnell's were at 55% right before his election and Chris Christie's were only at 43%.

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