Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick could beat Scott Brown for what was once Ted Kennedy’s seat in the U.S. Senate, according to an Emerson College poll.
Patrick, a Democrat, would lead both Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown (48% to 43%) and former Governor William Weld, a Republican (50% to 32%), according to the poll.
Brown recently lost his seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who will be sworn into office next month.
However, according to the poll, if Brown runs for Kerry’s seat, he would beat Victoria Kennedy, widow of Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, by 46 percent to 40 percent.