Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and former Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) also polled well against Brown, better than Warren, but both men have said they have no plans to run for the seat.
Warren’s lack of name recognition could also contribute to her yo-yoing poll status: 37 percent of respondents said they had never heard of her, though she is the most popular of the six Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring so far.
Warren is seen as a staunch consumer advocate and her campaign is built around strengthening and protecting the middle class, a hot topic in the current economic climate. She was previously an adviser to President Barack Obama and created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“I really like what (Warren) did with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Democrat Irene Daly, a poll respondent, told the Herald. “I like her commitment to not protect the big banks.”
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