Kennedy Endorsement Comes at Key Time for Martha Coakley

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Kennedy Endorsement Comes at Key Time for Martha Coakley


Samuelson, Tracey D, The Christian Science Monitor


Vicki Kennedy and other family members offered their endorsement to Martha Coakley in the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Earlier this week, a poll of likely voters found that the race is closer than expected.

There was a brass band and a feeling of old-time politics as members

of the Kennedy clan gathered Thursday to endorse Massachusetts

Attorney General Martha Coakley in the special election to fill

Edward Kennedy's Senate seat.

The crowd mingled to "America the Beautiful" and "Let Freedom

Ring" before the late senator's family - including his wife,

Vicki - took the stage with Ms. Coakley.

She might need the help of that key endorsement. A Jan. 4 Rasmussen

poll of likely voters found Coakley leading her Republican

challenger, state Sen. Scott Brown, by a smaller margin than expected

- nine percentage points.

In the poll, 50 percent favored Coakley and 41 percent chose Senator

Brown. The general election is Jan. 19.

Coakley was strongly favored coming out of the Dec. 8 primary due to

the heavily Democratic nature of Massachusetts: Blue voters outnumber

their red counterparts 3 to 1 in the state.

But the Rasmussen poll - the only recent poll available - should

be interpreted carefully, says Jeffrey Berry, a political scientist

at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

Rasmussen's methodology, he says, includes very tight screening of

respondents and can result in a Republican bias.

But that doesn't mean the poll should be disregarded completely.

"What it says is that Coakley has to get her vote out,"

Professor Berry says. "That's the bottom line for this poll."

While Massachusetts is a heavily Democratic state, the number of

independent voters is greater than the sum of Democrats and

Republicans. …

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