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Massachusetts Senate

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Jeff Beatty

Jeff Beatty (R)

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John Kerry*

John Kerry* (D)*

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleBeatty (R)Kerry (D)Spread
Final Results----31.065.8Kerry +34.8
RCP Average10/13 - 10/28--28.059.0Kerry +31.0
SurveyUSA10/27 - 10/28658 LV3458Kerry +24
Suffolk/7News10/20 - 10/22400 RV1956Kerry +37
Rasmussen10/13 - 10/13500 LV3163Kerry +32

All Massachusetts Senate Polling Data

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 6,449,755 
Registered Voters: Dem 36.8% | Rep 12.1% | Other 51.1%
Occupation: Blue Collar 18.7% | White Collar 67.0% | Gray Collar 14.3%
Race: White 81.9% | Hispanic 6.8% | Black 5.0% |  Asian 3.7%

Race Summary

Sen. John Kerry is heavily favored to retain his seat for a 5th term.

Air Force Lt. Col. Jim Ogonowski, who ran a tight race with Niki Tsongas in the special election for Massachusetts\' 5th District, failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the GOP primary ballot, leaving Jeff Beatty as the only Republican candidate. 

With the election of Deval Patrick as governor in 2006, Democrats hold the top three elected positions and all 10 House seats.

Previous Election Results

Senate
2006: Kennedy (D) 69, Chase (R) 31
2002: Kerry (D) 80, Cloud (L) 18
2000: Kennedy (D) 73, Robinson (R) 13
1996: Kerry (D) 52, Weld (R) 45

President
2004: Kerry (D) 62, Bush (R) 37
2000: Gore (D) 60, Bush (R) 33
1996: Clinton (D) 61, Dole (R) 28

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBeatty (R)Kerry (D)Spread
Final Results----31.065.8Kerry +34.8
RCP Average10/13 - 10/28--28.059.0Kerry +31.0
SurveyUSA10/27 - 10/28658 LV3458Kerry +24
Suffolk/7News10/20 - 10/22400 RV1956Kerry +37
SurveyUSA10/13 - 10/14624 LV2959Kerry +30
Rasmussen10/13 - 10/13500 LV3163Kerry +32
Rasmussen9/23 - 9/23500 LV3065Kerry +35
SurveyUSA9/22 - 9/23679 LV2563Kerry +38
Rasmussen8/5 - 8/5500 LV3259Kerry +27
Suffolk7/31 - 8/3400 RV2951Kerry +22
Rasmussen6/30 - 6/30500 LV2758Kerry +31
Rasmussen4/22 - 4/22500 LV2563Kerry +38