Democrats Brace for a Tuesday Defeat
Democrats are are bracing themselves for something they never thought possible until quite recently — a defeat in Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts. A loss of the US Senate seat which the Democrats have held since JFK was elected in 1952, no matter the margin of defeat, would be a crushing one, and the outlook for a win by state AG Martha Coakley gets darker for the Dems with each passing day:
The latest polling in the race shows Republican Scott Brown with leads in the single digits, but some pollsters are predicting the swings in momentum suggest he’ll win Tuesday by double digits. That would be a stunning result for Democrats.
A survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released late Sunday had Brown ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley 51-46, while a Suffolk University poll from late last week had Brown ahead 50-46.
Research 2000, which conducted polls for liberal websites both last week and over the weekend, showed the race a tie, but with Brown gaining eight points in a matter of days.
An ARG poll taken over the weekend and released Monday afternoon shows Brown leading by 7 points, 52-45. The survey’s margin of error is 4 percent.
The Democrats are already into the spin cycle. They aim to deflect criticism of President Obama following a Brown victory by putting all the blame on Coakley. While it is true that she has run a “rose garden” campaign and has committed many gaffes, make no mistake — this election is a referendum on ObamaCare. And a Coakley loss will be a severe blow to the president’s power and prestige. He put it on the line when he travelled to Massachusetts Sunday to campaign for Coakley, and in the process, made a huge unforced error of his own:
Obama told the crowd, “Anybody can own a truck.”
Of course, Obama’s latest attack on middle class Americans surprises no one.
Obama has a history of this.
Later Scott Brown responded to the president’s attack.
FOX News reported:
Brown took that opportunity to slam the president on government spending..
“Mr. President, unfortunately in this economy, not everybody can buy a truck,” Brown said in a statement. “My goal is to change that by cutting spending, lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money.”
Now that‘s going to leave a mark.