Elizabeth Warren Has Big Lead in U.S. Senate Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has a 30-point lead in her race for re-election, a new WBUR poll finds.

Fifty-three percent of voters say they have a favorable view of her. She polls at 53 to 55 percent voting for her depending on who her Republican opponent is.

The three Republican challengers suffer from low name recognition. The poll found that 72 percent of those surveyed don’t know who state Representative Geoff Diehl of Whitman is, 74 percent don’t know who former Mitt Romney aide Beth Windstorm is, and 83 percent don’t know who businessman John Kingston is. The poll put Diehl at 20 percent, Lindstrom at 19 percent, and Kington at 21 percent. Independent entrepreneur Shivva Ayyadurai lags at 7 to 9 percent, depending on who the Republican challenger is, according to WBUR.

Warren’s unfavorable ratings outmatch her favorable ratings among men, people with a high school education or less, and people making $150,000 a year or more – but even among those groups she is leading.

Warren, a Democrat, is running for re-election to a second six-year term in November 2018. She is widely considered a likely presidential candidate in 2020 if she wins re-election as a senator.

The poll was conducted by MassINC Polling Group for WBUR between March 16 and March 18 and claims a margin of error of 4.4 percent. It was released Wednesday, March 21.

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