Results of Curt Schilling vs. Elizabeth Warren Poll Are About What You’d Expect
No surprises here. Curt Schilling, the Red Sox superstar whose tumultuous retirement plans may someday include running for public office, wouldn’t fare very well in a race against incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Warren, new polling suggests.
A WBUR survey of 506 likely voters conducted this month found support for a possible Schilling candidacy at 29 percent, to Warren’s 54 percent. Fifteen percent said they didn’t know or were undecided, and 3 percent said they would support “another candidate.”
Schilling got political observers chattering in August when he said he would “like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics.” Recently asked for his thoughts on the idea, Gov. Charlie Baker didn’t take a stand one way or the other. Mayor Marty Walsh suggested the ex-pitcher “stick with sports.”
Warren, who has broad support among progressives and is among the best-known Democrats in D.C., was recently found to be among New England’s least popular senators. She’s been a social media attack dog for the Clinton campaign, while Schilling is an ardent Trump booster. Support for the GOP candidate in Massachusetts is, according to that same WBUR poll, at 28 percent.
Schilling, who has also said he wants to run for president, began his new gig hosting a political talk show on the Howie Carr Radio Network over the weekend. The debut three-hour segment, according to the Globe, included an interview with Ann Coulter and a discussion about so-called trigger warnings on college campuses. “If there’s anything that needs a trigger warning, it’s this show,” he said.