Scott Brown takes first polling lead in MA race

Scott Brown is showing his first lead in a poll on the Massachusetts special election according to a Suffolk University poll.

Suffolk University has the GOP state senator leading Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley 50-46.

“Although the results show a race within the statistical margin of error, Scott Brown has surged dramatically,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. “He is attracting independent support by a wide margin and even winning some Democrats who won’t vote the party line this time.”

The poll has Brown getting 65 percent of independents, which is on par with other surveys that show him neck and neck. He also holds more voters from his own party, 91 percent to Coakley's 78.