The BAD news, Joe Kennedy III has not even declared officially that he will be running for that office and he leads in the polls!!!
Joseph P. Kennedy III’s famous family ties have handed him a huge early lead in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a new UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll reveals.
Kennedy, the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, trounces Republican Sean Bielat in a general election trial heat by a 60-28 percent margin, even though the Brookline Democrat has yet to officially announce his campaign, the poll shows.
The UMass Lowell/Herald poll — the first to test the younger Kennedy’s appeal in the newly configured 4th Congressional District — shows no evidence of “Kennedy fatigue.” More than two years after the death of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, nearly three quarters of voters in the district have a favorable opinion of the Kennedy family — including 42 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents.
The survey of 408 registered voters in the district was conducted from Feb. 2-4 and Feb. 6-8 and has margin of error of 6.4 percent.