Elizabeth Warren Leads Scott Brown In New Poll, Are His Wisecracks To Blame?
1:45 pm, March 20th | by Laura Donovan
Massachusetts Senate candidate Scott Brown may be an emerging comedian and all, but he probably shouldn’t quit his day job. The conservative politician, who made jokes about presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich at Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast over the weekend, is behind rival Elizabeth Warren in a new Public Policy Polling survey.
Warren, who has been butting heads with Brown for as long as we can remember (by that, we mean since late 2011, which feels like it was centuries ago), is ahead of her opponent 46-41 in the survey, which was conducted from March 16-18, just before and after Brown made his St. Patty’s Day comment about Rick Santorum’s secret service addition being “the first time he’s actually ever used protection.” In brospeak: Face! But not really.
To be fair, Brown sort of has an audience. Karen Santorum thought the remark was “sort of funny,” but it probably didn’t resonate with a ton of potential voters. It wasn’t too long ago that Brown was doing better than Warren in the polls, so we’re thinking he should cut down on the wisecracks, avoid engaging in any more spats with Warren, and focus on his reelection campaign rather than aspire to be the next Zach Galifianakis.