Republican Scott Brown leads Democrat Martha Coakley 48 percent to 45 percent in the special Massachusetts U.S. Senate race to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in a telephone survey conducted Jan. 12-14 among 600 likely voters in Massachusetts saying they will definitely vote in the special election on Jan. 19.
Brown leads Coakley 94 percent to 1 percent among registered Republicans and he leads 58 percent to 37 percent among unenrolled voters. Coakley leads Brown 71 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats. A total of 8 percent of Democrats and 5 percent of Republicans remain undecided.
Brown leads 54 percent to 39 percent among men while Coakley leads 50 percent to 44 percent among women.
Brown leads 52 percent to 42 percent among likely voters age 18 to 49 and Coakley leads 47 percent to 46 percent among voters 50 and older.
A total of 9 percent of likely voters say they have already voted by absentee ballot, with Brown leading Coakley 58 percent to 42 percent.
The interviews for this survey were conducted Jan. 12-14, 2010, among a statewide random sample of 600 likely voters in Massachusetts.
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