Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has built a 9-point lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the closely watched Massachusetts Senate race, a poll released Wednesday shows.
The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Warren leading Brown among likely Bay State voters 53 percent to 44 percent. That's Warren's largest lead in PPP's polling and also a 3-point bounce from a week ago. Last week, PPP showed the Harvard law professor holding a 6-point lead over Brown.
Equally disconcerting for the Republican incumbent is his declining approval rating. Massachusetts voters are split when it comes to Brown's job performance in Wednesday's poll, with 46 percent approving and 45 percent disapproving. In last week's poll, 49 percent approved of Brown's job performance, while 42 percent disapproved. PPP's latest survey was conducted on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, a group that has endorsed Warren.
The PollTracker Average shows Warren's lead growing to roughly 6 points.