Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) may be on his way out of public office following his November defeat to Elizabeth Warren, but a poll released Thursday indicates that the moderate Republican may be well-positioned for a shot at redemption.
The poll, conducted by MassINC Polling Group, shows that Brown remains in good standing among his Massachusetts constituents, with 58 percent of Bay State voters viewing their junior senator favorably. Additionally, the poll suggests that Brown would be the favorite in a special election to fill the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the anticipated successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Brown tops every Democratic opponent in hypothetical matchups tested in the poll. He leads Gov. Deval Patrick (D) -- the preferred choice among Democrats to run in the special election -- by 7 points and state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D), who he defeated in the 2010 special election to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D), by 15 points.