In a preview of the GOP’s talking points should Scott Brown win the Massachusetts special election tonight, the Republican National Committee released the results of a survey it took, asking voters if a winner should be seated “immediately.”
The survey asked: “Should the winner of this special election be seated in the U.S. Senate immediately or should the Democrat leaders in Washington be allowed to delay seating the winner until after the health care reform bill has been voted on?”
Not surprisingly, 79% of respondents said the winner should be seated immediately. Only 10% said Democrats should be “allowed to delay seating.”
It will likely be at least 15 days before a winner is seated, based on Massachusetts state law and the Senate leadership’s announcement that they will wait for official certification before swearing anyone in.