Former Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren (D) trails incumbent Scott Brown (R) by only one point in a new Suffolk University poll, the first one since Warren’s claims about her Native American heritage came under scrutiny. The Fix’s Rachel Weiner reports:
Native American cookbooks and college directories have not had much impact on the Senate race in Massachusetts.
A new poll from Suffolk University/7NEWS finds Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren (D) in a dead heat, 48 percent to 47 percent. Suffolk last polled the race in February and found Brown had a nine-point lead.
Only five percent of voters are undecided.
Seventy-two percent of likely voters were aware of the controversy concerning Warren’s heritage and whether she used it to advance her career. Brown’s campaign has been hammering the issue for weeks, calling on Warren to release her academic records.
Of those who were aware of the story, 49 percent said Warren was telling the truth about being part Native American; 28 percent said she was not telling the truth; and 23 percent weren’t sure. Forty-one percent thought Warren benefited by listing herself as a minority in law school directories, while 45 percent said she did not.