Bay State On The Right Path?
April 8, 2011 by Special To Personal Liberty
Massachusetts has long been viewed as one of the most liberal States in the union. The Bay State is home to the most famous left-wing family in politics, the Kennedy's, and it has voted blue in every Presidential election since 1984.
However, a new poll reveals that a majority of Massachusetts voters support a re-election bid for Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.). Furthermore, a separate poll indicates that many residents oppose the State's landmark healthcare law, which served as a model for President Barack Obama's controversial healthcare reform.
In January 2010, Brown shocked the nation by defeating Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, in a special election to become the first Republican Senator representing the Bay State since 1979. Brown filled the seat formerly held by longtime Senator Ted Kennedy, who died in August 2009.
According to a recent Suffolk University/7NEWS poll, approximately 55 percent of Massachusetts voters said that Brown deserves to be re-elected.
"Brown is beating all expectations," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. "His popularity hasn’t diminished as most expected, and at this point in time he’s going to be tough to beat."
In a separate poll conducted by the college, about 49 percent of respondents said that they believe the 2006 law requiring most residents to obtain healthcare insurance is a failure, according to The Boston Globe. Approximately 39 percent of voters said the individual mandate, which is a staple of Obamacare, has been a success.