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Coakley Now Trailing in Internal Polls: 47-44

According to Steve Kornacki:

I’ve been told reliably that Martha Coakley’s internal poll for Thursday night showed her trailing Scott Brown by three points — 47 to 44 percent.

As I wrote yesterday, her internal poll on Wednesday night had her barely ahead, 46 to 44 percent. The appearance of continued Brown momentum meshes with the Suffolk University/WHDH poll released earlier today, which put Brown ahead 50-46 percent.

Scott Brown Win Could Kill Healthcare–Obama Must Go to Massachusetts

President Obama should hit the campaign trail for Martha Coakley this weekend. He dipped a toe in the Massachusetts special election Thursday when he cut an online ad supporting her. He went in a bit more Friday when he recorded a robocall (“I rarely make these calls and I truly apologize for intruding on your day…”) exhorting Coakley’s election. The stakes, he said in the call, include healthcare reform, because the Massachusetts seat will be the difference between Democrats having a 60 seat majority and Republicans being able to sustain filibusters.

Obama will campaign personally for Coakley as Massachusetts Senate race tightens

President Obama will travel to Massachusetts on Sunday to campaign on behalf of state Attorney General Martha Coakley, the White House said Friday — an indication of the difficulty she faces in a U.S. Senate election next week after long being considered a shoo-in.

Republican state Sen. Scott Brown is running neck-and-neck with Coakley in recent polls of the Bay State as both vie for the Senate seat long held by Edward M. Kennedy (D). The winner of Tuesday’s special election will become the first person not closely affiliated with the Kennedy family to hold the seat since 1952.

The White House had been saying for days that the president had “no plans” to go to Massachusetts, but the loss of the Senate seat would greatly complicate, if not doom, the fate of health-care reform legislation moving through Congress.

Obama’s health care run faces new obstacle: Massachusetts

Today’s White House health care bill negotiations have wrapped up — no meetings are scheduled for this holiday weekend, as lawmakers prepare to submit a revamped package to the Congressional Budget Office for new cost estimates.

“We’ve worked through the gamut of issues in great depth, but there are no final agreements and no overall package,” said a White House statement. “The next step in the process is to evaluate the costs and savings associated with the various proposals for each tenet of the legislation.”

See also:
Coakley underestimated Scott Brown in Mass. Senate race
To the wire: Brown’s surging Senate candidacy poised to deny anticipated win for Coakley
Poll shocker: Scott Brown surges ahead in Senate race
Republican Taps Into Voter Unease
New Poll Shows Brown Leading Coakley In Massachusetts Senate Race
Obama personally joins Massachusetts quake relief
New Poll Has Brown Up; Obama Will Campaign For Coakley
President Obama to stump for Coakley in Mass.
Obama Massachusetts Campaign Swing Could Backfire, Help Brown

So, let’s recap: Barack Obama has to panic travel to Massachusetts to try and save Teddy’s seat from the evil Republican, Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Scott Brown. If Brown wins, Obamacare is dead in the water, barring shenanigans. There’s no more secret, behind closed White House doors, Democrat health care reform bill negotiations scheduled before next Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts.

Can Obama protect and deliver Coakley, the 60th Senate vote? I think not and any attempt to delay Brown’s Senate seating will be greatly frowned upon by the general American electorate. Like Democrats aren’t polling low enough already.

/pass the popcorn

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