[Guest post by DRJ]
Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.
“It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.”
Brown has also raised an incredible $1M every day this week.
Democrats learned the power of internet fundraising in the Presidential race last year and, to a certain extent, Republicans should have learned it from Ron Paul’s campaign. But the Brown-Coakley race shows how internet fundraising can potentially turn state or local races into national races. That strikes me as a very big deal. It’s also a big deal that, like the last election, the motivating factor seems to be Obama — only this time it may be Obama’s opponents who show up at the polls.