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Massachusetts 4th District - Bielat vs. Frank

Candidates

Sean Bielat

Sean Bielat (R)

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Barney Frank

Barney Frank (D)*

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2010 Key Races:
Gov | MA-5 | MA-6 | MA-10

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleBielat (R)Frank (D)Spread
Final Results----43.453.9Frank +10.5
Boston Globe/UNH10/17 - 10/22385 LV3346Frank +13
WPRI/Fleming10/14 - 10/17400 LV3749Frank +12
MA4

Race Analysis

10/27/10 -- A pair of polls have had Frank below the critical 50 percent mark, but Bielat is in the 30s.  This is a heavily Democratic district; even Scott Brown barely carried it.  Frank will probably have the closest race of his career, but likely won't be entering retirement next January.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Frank (D) 68%, Sholley (R) 25%   2008: Obama (D) 63%, McCain (R) 34%
  2006: Frank (D) (Unopposed)
  2004: Kerry (D) 65%, Bush (R) 34%
  2004: Frank (D) 78%, Morse (R) 22%   2000: Gore (D) 65%, Bush (R) 29%