The post-convention bounce given to President Barack Obama appears to have extended to one of the event's other stars, as a pair of polls released on Sunday show Massachusetts senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren grabbing the lead from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
Warren leads Brown by 2 points among likely voters in the latest release from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP), 48 percent to 46 percent, reversing a 5-point advantage the Republican incumbent held in PPP's previous survey a month ago. The Democratic challenger and consumer watchdog opens up an even larger edge in a new poll from Western New England College, leading Brown by 6 points among likely voters, 50 percent to 44 percent.
Each poll was conducted after the Democratic National Convention, where Warren delivered a marquee speech on the penultimate night. The PollTracker Average, which currently shows Brown trailing by less than 2 points, illustrates Warren's rise since the beginning of the month.