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Kristol: Scott Brown Within Single Digits in Mass. Senate Race

So, you're tellin' me there's a chance.

9:45 AM, Jan 5, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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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.

Kristol: Scott Brown Within Single Digits in Mass. Senate Race

Scott Brown, GOP candidate for Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat.

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.