Monday, January 18, 2010

Throw the bums out!

One of the most remarkable things about Scott Brown's potential victory tomorrow is that Massachusetts would elect him even though 63% of voters in the state have an unfavorable opinion of Congressional Republicans with only 22% viewing them favorably.

That speaks in part to a failure on the Coakley campaign's part to effectively tie Brown to his unpopular national brethren. Clearly he's been able to separate himself from his party's bad image, likely a result of the week at the beginning of this month where he had the airwaves all to himself and was able to create an image without any push back from Coakley.

It also speaks to the 'throw out the bums' mentality we're seeing in the electorate in Massachusetts and elsewhere though. 20% of voters in the state have an unfavorable opinion of both Congressional Democrats and Congressional Republicans. And with those voters Brown has a 72-24 advantage, accounting for all of his lead and then some. We've said it before but it bears repeating- voters disgusted with everyone are going to vote for the party out of power and that could create a big Republican victory tomorrow night- and an even bigger one in November.

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