The polls are not going Elizabeth Warren's way in Massachusetts right now, and Chris Christie just weighed in with an endorsement for Scott Brown in an effort to tip the scales toward Brown.
Today, [Christie] officially endorsed Brown, saying in a statement that the men “share a commitment to taking on today’s most difficult challenges by reforming government, balancing budgets and making tough choices.”
“He is battling to bring the same kind of fiscal discipline to Washington that I am fighting for in New Jersey. Scott cuts through the baloney and calls the issues like he sees them, and I am proud to endorse his campaign,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the polls are not being kind to Elizabeth Warren, which should be of concern to Democrats around the country. This is the third poll showing Brown ahead of Warren by a significant margin there, with the first taken in mid-February, a second one last week, and now this one. Real Clear Politics has Brown leading by 3.5 points right now in the averages.
Via Washington Post:
“We'll let the political pundits debate the polls and watch them go up and down over the course of the campaign,” said Warren press secretary Alethea Harney. “Elizabeth will keep working her heart out.”
Boston-based Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh said Warren still needed to make her case to independents and increase her overall visibility: “The quieter the campaign, the better advantage for him and not for her, because it’s the status quo.”
Democrats also argued that Brown’s cross-party popularity in the Western New England survey was a sign of how volatile polling was, not of danger for Warren.
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