THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported last night that a private poll last week had the Massachusetts Senate race at 50-39 for the Democrat, Martha Coakley. Scott Rasmussen will apparently soon report that his survey last night has Republican Scott Brown down by nine points, 50-41. Two weeks to go, Brown down nine but with the same favorable/unfavorable rating as Coakley, intensity and momentum on Brown's side. It's an outside shot, given the playing field in Massachusetts, but Brown does have a shot.
My colleague John McCormack is up in Boston today attending the radio debate among the candidates (Coakley insists on including a third party candidate in the debates; will she eventually have to debate Brown one-on-one?). Stay tuned for his report.
See Jules Crittenden for more on the outside possibility of a Republican heir to the liberal lion.