Poll-itics: MA Gov. Deval Patrick (D) leads Sen. Scott Brown (R) in likely U.S. Senate special election

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An Emerson College Polling Society poll shows that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick would have a strong chance to win John Kerry's Senate seat if Kerry becomes the next Secretary of State.

Per the Emerson site:

Patrick, a Democrat, would lead both Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown (48% to 43%) and former Governor William Weld, a Republican (50% to 32%), according to the poll. [...]

However, according to the poll, if Brown runs for Kerry’s seat, he would beat Victoria Kennedy, widow of Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, by 46 percent to 40 percent.

How would Ted Kennedy Jr. do? U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy says his brother may throw his hat into the ring.

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