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February 9, 2016

GOP Poll Finds John Tierney in Trouble in Massachusetts #MA06

A new GOP poll shows Tierney is vulnerable. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A new GOP poll shows Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., and his likely rematch opponent, Republican Richard Tisei, in a statistical dead heat.

The 6th District survey showed Tisei with 42 percent and Tierney with 40 percent — a minor lead within the poll’s margin of error of 4.8 percent.

The National Republican Congressional Committee paid for the survey, which was given exclusively to CQ Roll Call. Harper Polling, a conservative firm, conducted the automated poll that surveyed 416 likely voters from July 29-31.

Last cycle, Tierney beat Tisei by a 1-point margin, and President Barack Obama carried the district with 55 percent. Tierney’s win came as a shock, as polls had Tisei in the lead in the weeks leading up to the election.

This cycle, Tierney also faces a Democratic primary challenge from former Marine Seth Moulton.

The 6th District is rated a Lean Democrat contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Brandon Chapman

    Here’s hoping Richard Tisei decides to run. We’ve endured 16 years of “rubber stamp representation” and Mr Tisei would give us the independent voice our district sorely needs.

  • View From The Left

    exactly how did Rep. Tierney give “rubber stamp representation” during BOTH the Bush Administration AND the Obama Administration? Was he a rubber stamp for Bush and then turned and rubber stamped everything Obama put forth? Or are you maybe just a little hysterical in your evaluation that he gave “rubber stamp representation”?

  • Brandon Chapman

    It has nothing to do with the Administration. Congressman Tierney has been a rubber stamp for his party’s leadership in the House….voting with them over 90% of the time. If I wanted to vote for Nancy Pelosi I’d move to California.

  • mikem42

    Why wouldn’t you vote with your party leadership a majority of the time? That shows your core, and if the constituents want the other side of things, they will vote for his opponent. Each party has a distinct philosophy, and it’s okay to vote against a bill from time to time, but I would expect my rep to vote the way he or she said they would when running.

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