Sean Bielat Releases New Poll: Frank 48% Bielat 38%

[ed_note]This just in from Sean Bielat: a new poll shows support for Bielat surging. Bielat leading 51% to 34% among independents. Bielat’s release follows.[/ed_note]

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Sean Bielat

Today, Sean Bielat, candidate for Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District, released the details of a survey that shows support for Barney Frank in the district has dipped below 50% in the head-to-head contest with Bielat. According to the poll, Frank leads Bielat by just ten points, with 48% favoring Frank and 38% supporting Bielat. Those who are undecided make up 13% of the poll. Notably, Independents support Bielat over Frank by the wide margin of 51% to 34%.

“People are sick and tired of Washington and career politicians. That’s why Barney Frank’s poll numbers are dropping like a rock and why he’s taking desperate measures like bringing in Bill Clinton to campaign for him,” said Bielat responding to the poll results. “National support is snowballing and our campaign and supporters are more enthusiastic than ever. It shows what we’ve known all along: we are on track to replace an entrenched politician who’s been part of the problem for years.”

The survey, conducted for Bielat’s campaign by the firm OnMessage, polled 400 likely voters in Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District after the September 14 primary election. The margin of error is +/-4.9%.

While Frank’s support has dwindled overall, it is rapidly eroding with Independent voters. In a similar poll conducted in late July by OnMessage, Frank’s overall support stood four points higher and he had a 44% to 37% advantage over Bielat with Independents. In less than two months, Frank’s support from Independents has dramatically reversed.
With Congressional disapproval at an all-time high, and new reports swirling about Frank’s involvement in the OneUnited Bank scandal, support for the perennial Congressman is expected to continue its downward slide.

Wes Anderson of OnMessage concludes in his polling memo, “With the proper funding and ability to compete with Frank for the last four weeks of the election, Massachusetts 4 could provide the upset story of the 2010 midterm elections.”

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[ed_note]Maybe the following video about Frank flip-flopping on the Fannie Mae bailout is one reason why his support is eroding. We have analysis of Frank’s Fannie Mae Bailout Flip Flop here. [/ed_note]

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8 Comments

  • swami
    September 25, 2010 - 1:19 am | Permalink

    I saw Bielat on Fox 25 Thursday night, in the debate that Barney Frank blew off. Bielat came off very well. Frank should be concerned.

  • Paula3993
    September 27, 2010 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Dear Massachuettes voters:

    This is from one Californian votes who is begging you all to vote Barney Frank OUT of office!

  • HonorAmerica88
    September 28, 2010 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I implore reasonable and rational people of Massachusetts to end the reign of madness of Barney Frank. No person in Washington is more responsible for our housing meltdown than this dispicable and vile creature. PLEASE! Save us fro, another two years of Barney’s wreckless and narcisistic politics.

  • sl sand
    October 11, 2010 - 2:19 am | Permalink

    vote Barney Frank out right now.! Please people in Mass,use your brain and be fair choose Bielat.

  • Dijhili
    October 13, 2010 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Great ad!

  • Anonymous
    October 20, 2010 - 2:00 am | Permalink

    What kind of district would listen to the Barney baloney? The rest of us are dumbfounded. He is on record for opposing Fannie Mae reforms. He is quoted as opposing them. Finally, his lack of action in the powerful position of Chair of the Financial Services committee is astounding.

  • FrankIsStraightUpNasty
    October 30, 2010 - 1:23 am | Permalink

    You must have to be really really nasty not to be able to be elected in Frank’s district.

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