Elizabeth Warren Losing Independents
The Boston Globe released a new poll of the Senate race in Massachusetts. While the headline numbers continue to show Brown and Warren in a virtual tie, there are ominous signs that Warren's handling of her ancestry claim is taking a toll with voters.
The vast majority of voters (72 percent) said the issue would not affect their vote, but 31 percent of self-described independents - a critical voting bloc - said the issue makes them less likely to support Warren in November. The Harvard professor’s popularity has also risen one percentage point, to 48 percent, since the Globe polled in March, but the percentage of detractors has climbed more precipitously, by nine points to 32 percent.The poll also found that Sen. Brown is in a strong position, with 60% of voters approving of his job performance.