• Poll shows Brown leads as potential Kerry replacement


    A WBUR/MassINC Poll released Thursday shows current outgoing Mass. Senator Scott Brown is in good position to win a potential special election to replace Sen. John Kerry.

    Kerry is widely believed to be Pres. Barack Obama's pick for Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton.

    MassINC put Brown up against Ed Markey, Mike Capuano, Steven Lynch and Marty Meehan. According to WBUR.org, Brown led the poll by 17 to 19 points among the 500 registered voters polled.

    The poll also showed 58 percent of registered voters viewed Brown favorably compared to 28 percent who viewed him unfavorably. Twelve percent of voters said they were undecided and another one percent saying they hadn't ever heard of him.

    The poll did not match Brown up against Ted Kennedy, Jr., who, according to Politico.com, would be well positioned to be a democratic candidate for the seat.

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