Should Scott Brown Run for Governor?

A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.

Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Senator Scott Brown is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall and is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. 

The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. 

With regard to Brown, the poll – which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor – showed he has considerable bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. 

Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name recognition than other possible candidates, including Charlie Baker (67.2 percent combined said they had no opinion/never heard of Baker), former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (58.4 percent combined no opinion/never heard of) and state Treasurer Steve Grossman (79.5 percent no opinion/never heard of).

So tell us, what do you think? Would you vote for Scott Brown for governor? Or is there another potential candidate out there who you think would be a better fit for the seat? Tell us in the comments below. 

just thinking March 10, 2013 at 07:55 AM
no, to run for a governor,you have to chose a party to belong to and govern with that party's belief's.this guy thinks he is a messiah,that he's here for everybody.but he is here for scott brown.and i am a republican.he has NO chance of winning.he would backstab anybody.JOe has to be a lowlife on welfare
just thinking March 10, 2013 at 07:57 AM
Mary M Lennon March 10, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I agree with just thinking
PJT March 10, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Scot Brown is no light weight. He sponsored the 'Stock Act" and got it passed. The law prohibits members of Congress from insider trading on information garnered from Congreesional meeting, committees and private conversations. Such activity is a jailing offense for us mere mortals. Details of this were covered by 60 Minutes last year. Scott Brown was the only sitting senator that I know of who deployed with his unit to Afghanistan for active duty. He did not hide out in an office in Kabul, much to the anxiety of his staff. I think being a so called political "nobody" is a good thing.
Mary K. Smith April 08, 2013 at 03:40 PM
I would vote for him, no problem.


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