Steve Kornacki’s latest Salon.com article: Scott Brown’s dilemma

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The political world is eagerly anticipating this Wednesday’s presidential debate, but first comes another crucial showdown: Tonight’s second televised encounter between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

The Massachusetts Senate race remains close, but the candidates have switched places in the past month, with Warren opening small leads in most polls conducted since the Democratic convention. Two surveys released in the past 24 hours confirm her sustained momentum, with a Boston Globe/University of New Hampshire survey putting her ahead 43-38 percent and a WBUR/MassINC pollgiving her a 49-45 edge.

Warren was never getting blown away in this race, but Democratsbegan worrying over the summer when Brown pushed into the lead. Warren’s resurgence seems to owe itself to two factors.

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Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Scott Brown's dilemma

Updated