Warren Up in Polls, Herald Endorses Brown: Who's Winning?

With Warren holding a small lead in the polls, and Brown getting a key endorsement from the Boston Herald, who do you think has the momentum coming into the final days of the election?

Democrat Elizabeth Warren is up by five points over incumbent Republican Scott Brown in the latest WBUR/MassINC poll of the Massachusetts senate race. That's a near-total reversal of the BUR poll last month, which had Brown up by four on Oct. 9.

In fact, Warren has been trending upwards in most recent polling. The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog has Warren up by four in an average of recent polls. The blog, which uses advanced statistical modeling akin to baseball sabermetrics (think Moneyball) gives Warren an 89 percent chance of winning the election.

But Brown's got some significant energy on his side as well. He's been barnstorming the state with political luminaries like Senator John McCain and today won the Boston herald's endorsement.

So what do you think? Who has the momentum coming into the final two weeks of the election? Do the polls in liberal-leaning Massachusetts mean anything to you, or will Brown's high-profile support sway the electorate? Give us your prediction in the comments below!

Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:04 PM
You're right. We pay either way. Would I rather pay 20$ a year in taxes for a homeless program, for example, or 40$ annually for more cops to drag the homeless people out from under my porch? An oversimplification, but one that I hope makes the point. Adults pay their way; adolescents just assume that they're bulletproof, and can handle anything that comes along on their own (of course, they come running back for help, don't they, when they need it) .
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Overtaxing? We're just about the least-taxed of all Western countries. Which is why our education, healthcare, and transportation are some of the WORST, and most expensive, in the Western world.
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Why even leave a reply to a comment like this? I'm going to go talk to some moon-hoax people instead, and try to convince THEM that we really did go to the moon.
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:11 PM
John, the real problem that some people think everyone else is stupider than they are. I'm unenrolled, and did not vote for Obama this time, so you're wrong again. And the national Democrats are nearly as compromised as the TeaGOP, but there are many more Dems, at the state and local levels, who are working for the people than there are Tea Partiers or Republicans. That's why so many got voted OUT by the people this time.
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I am a liberal, and I don't give a damn about the national Dem-TeaGOP horse race, or about political opinions. I'm a registered independent, and trust the American people to rise to the occasion when their lazy asses have been pushed and insulted enough.
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Steve, you might live in an alternate universe. You must have forgotten about the five years of depressed economy, and dire predictions of the biggest depression ever --yet to come by the mid-90s (there were even best-selling books about it). Taxes went up a few % under Clinton, and we were in surplus again in short order. I was there. I saw it happen. Meanwhile, I note you haven't written a word about the trillion$$ that Bush racked up by running 2 wars outside the budget. Or about the $13 trillion in no-interest, no oversight bank loans in 2007-2008. Speaking of banks, what was that thing in the late 80's about the S&L ripoffs of the American people, aided and abbetted by the Reagan/Bush gang? No disrespect intended, but I think you're playing loose and fast with the facts just to be Right.
Steve December 04, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Alan Winter, I swore I was going to ignore this thread after the election, as there appears to be noe benefit trying to talk sense to left wing loonies, but I've got to tell you, you can't say 'no disrespect intended' and then say someone is living in an alternate universe - another typical left wing smear that only adds to the problems and negates any point you may think is helpful in getting someone to agree with you, which by the way I don't. My new years resolution is to not refer to people like you as moonbats anymore - you should consider some sort of resolution that makes you sound more middle of the road as well.
Steve December 04, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Sorry Alan I refuse to trust the American people when so many of them are illegal and receiving their Obama phones. I applaud you for wanting to institute policies to see that people who need help get it - but I am appalled by your lack of insight into what is really going on in this country right now.
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:56 PM
But you guys said that the first time Obama got elected, and the middle class pays less taxes now than before. You said this about Clinton, too. The problem is you keep accusing these people of doing things they're not actually doing. Here's some objectivity on the issue: http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2011/09/18/tax-breaks-for-middle-class-just-part-of-the-story/
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Sorry, I don't get this one. Why would I say buy the more expensive car? Why would anyone? How is this an analogy about Obama (who I don't a crap about). I don't think the average person is as stupid as you seem to think they are. This is some very interesting reading, and educational, too. http://www.nationofchange.org/ten-numbers-rich-would-fudged-1353335225
Alan Winter December 04, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Interesting reading, since our comments are focusing a lot on taxes, the wealty, etc: http://www.nationofchange.org/ten-numbers-rich-would-fudged-1353335225
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Progressive journalism is where you get your facts? Really? That is nothing more then reading for socialists and lies about capitalist democrocy!
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 07:31 PM
How about the 3.8 percent capital gains tax? Is it only the rich that own homes and have investments? This tax is built into Obama care, and the middle class will suffer the worst! Lies, Lies, and more Lies!
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Alan, most of your so called facts are from revisionist history. My how what actually happened years ago changes when you don't pay attention! Unfortunately Alan, I am one that pays attention! Go sell it to the brain dead that do not, and supported Obama without checking the facts, and just listening to his lies and propaganda! In respect to Bush, I do not defend him, but lets get the facts straight. Bush spent 4 trillion in 8 years defending America in war abroad, as well as home land security. He also never vetoed wasteful spending measures by the Democratic congress because he just wanted to "just get along", and was an idiot for it. Obama has spent 6 trillion dollars in less then 4 years! A staggering number unparalleled in American history, and on what? GOD HELP US ALL and the uniformed that voted for this disaster, for they will be the ones to suffer the worst.
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Alan, the new payroll taxes won't hurt the middle class in you world either, right? Go try and find actual fact, and not made up crap by people that hate Capitalist Democracy!
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 08:08 PM
More progressive journalism! TRASH!
Steve Marino December 04, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Alan, did you thank the republican congress for the surplus during the Clinton years? I did, I thought that was a wonderfull thing that they wrote that as well as welfare reform. The country did so well because of it. It's just a shame that the voters were fooled so badly by all the lies about conservatives and their intentions this time. It's to bad we have to wait another 4 year to see hope and promise like we had from 1981- 2007!
sandy smith December 04, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Thanks for the link, Alan! It puts things in perspective. The old fashion conservatives are NOT in charge anymore: it is all about the greedy tea party now and I don't trust any conservatives in Congress because they will toe the tea party line. BTW, people get screwed on car deals, appliances, furniture, etc. every day of the week. Not everyone compares prices and on any given day a car might be $17000 and the next week it is higher. If you live in a big city; it is nearly impossible to compare prices at every furniture store; especially without using the internet. So much for the analogy; big business screws us all the time.
John Merrett December 04, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Alan, Dems ARE working for the people- to screw them. The Mass. Dems raised fares on the Ride 100%, the most vulnerable members of society, elderly and disabled and they are cowards , yet in Mass.,gambling prostitution, even murder won't keep you from reelection. "Stupider than they are",...of course not
Steve December 04, 2012 at 11:04 PM
If you're too lazy to compare prices and get the best deal, it is on you, not so called big business. The market rules what the price should be, and those who do not look for the best deal perpetuate the companies who charge more.
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Thanks Steve, I quess Sandy proved my point. How about Sandy's view of the tea party? I quess the view point of over taxation is now viewed as "greedy"! Funny that this country started with the same ideal! My how some minds are lost in the lie of socialism.
Sean Ward December 05, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I get a kick out of the way 47% (apparently 51% actually) of American's think of corporations. This article makes one point about corporations not paying enough tax. Every single dollar a corporation makes goes into someone's bank account and they are taxed on it. Whether that is a salary, a bonus, a dividend, a gain, you name it. What is the point of the corporation itself paying a tax when all the proceeds are going to be taxed anyway? All taxing the corporation directly will do is make less funding available for paying salaries, stock holders, investors, vendors, and anyone else participating.
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Sean, the group that wrote that"crap", does not believe in a Capitalist democracy in the first place. Progressives believe in redistribution of wealth. As you know, people that work hard for their money should be no better off then those that do not. This is their belief. As far as corporate tax, the rate of tax to a c-corporation is 35 percent. This is the highest in the industrialized world! This article is stating that is is among the lowest. Then, as you know, when the money is taken in salary, it is taxed at the highest rate of 35 percent as well. This does not count s.s. and Medicare. This rate is also due to go up another 4.6 percent, not to mention the new payroll taxes and 3.8 percent Capitol gains tax built into Obama care come January 1! Does this sound like we're not paying our "fare share"? As you know again, this is one of the biggest reasons that our economy sucks. So lets make it much worse! Ya, that will work! They just are ignorant to what is to come. POOR SOULS!
Steve December 05, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Hi Steve - yeah - it's a little surprising...I think Sandy is an older guy like me - you think by now that light would have dawned on Marblehead (sorry Sandy couldn't resist). It will be a real crime if our taxes go up by more than one cent, because every penny the government spends is pretty much wasted. We pay for 27% of the UN bill that supports 'peace keepers' in the Congo - Over a billion total (worldwide) for that little project, and the peace keepers are rabble rousers. We the people have lost control of our government and it makes me sad. I guess I make too much to get an Obama phone. I already feel the pain with a doubling of my health insurance costs at work. You cannot tell me that we the middle class are already being taxed more than ever before - another Obama lie.
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Sean, I speak of Ronald Reagan because I know liberals are bitterly jealous of the success he gave to this country. He cut the tax rates in half at a similar time in history to what we are going thru now. The economy exploded and lasted for decades. So now, we are about to do the opposite to try and get the same results? Could it be to break the bank on purpose? What exactly is obamas purpose if we know what he is doing will have the opposite effect?
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Steve, it is the middle class that are going to take the biggest hit unfortunately. Did you know that built into Obama care is a built in capital gains tax of 3.8 percent for home sales? How do you think people about to retire will feel about the thousands of dollars they will have to pay the Fed. When they sell their homes upon retirement? There are millions of people that are counting on that money to get them to their end of days. NO MORE! Gone baby gone! I guess we all have to pay our far share, including those that can't afford it. So much for not raising taxes on the middle class! Lies, lies, and more lies! Buckle up!
Steve December 05, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Steve I had heard about that 3.8% - very worrying, but I also heard something about it only affecting certain people - yeah right - there is enough in O-scare to crucify the middle class...it is already happening, as my company is afraid to do anything to expand. My health insurance will almost double in cost this coming year. I guess it isn't considered a tax on the middle class when it is hidden in amongst other charges. This is one of the most deceitful and arrogant administrations I've experienced in my life.
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Alan, if you don't give a damn about political opinions, maybe you should stop giving them!
Steve Marino December 05, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Ya, the payroll tax isn't a tax either, just ask a liberal.


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