Brown up by five in new poll 

Republican Scott Brown now leads Democrat Martha Coakley by five points in the race to fill the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat, according to a poll released Monday.
Public Policy Polling found that Brown is favored by 20 percent of Bay State voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and that the majority who plan to vote in the election oppose the Democratic health care plan.
Brown is ahead 51 percent to 46 percent in the poll, with big support among the state's unenrolled, or independent voters, who favor him over Coakley by 64 to 32 percent.
Brown voters are more enthusiastic, according to the poll, with 80 percent saying they are "very excited" about voting in Tuesday's special election, while only 60 percent of Coakley backers felt the same way.
The poll also found Coakley's negative rating has increased, probably the result of a series of campaign blunders, while Brown's positive rating has stayed about the same.

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