A presidential election featuring a former governor and an intensely competitive US Senate race are credited for producing a surge of voters in Massachusetts today. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
In a scene that was repeated at polling places all across Massachusetts this morning 40 people were in a line that stretched down a hall way at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club waiting to vote when the polling place in the gymnasium opened at 7 AM. A steady stream of voters followed throughout the morning.
The hard fought closely watched race for US Senate in Massachusetts has come down to the wire. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
With President Obama expected to win Massachusetts by double digits, the outcome of the US Senate race will hinge on which candidate picks off the most Obama voters, in the opinion of Tim Vercellotti, director of polling at Western New England University. A survey four weeks ago found 18 percent of Obama voters going for Scott Brown, but that’s fallen now to ten percent.