Elizabeth Warren leads Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race


Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren stands at the podium on stage during a walkthrough during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Alex Wong

Elizabeth Warren has taken a slight lead in the hotly contested Massachusetts Senate race.

Warren, a Harvard Law School professor, now leads Republican Sen. Scott Brown by 2-6 percentage points, in one of the nation's most closely watched US Senate races, according two three polls.

A new Suffolk University poll released Monday shows Warren ahead by 48 percent to 44 percent, the Christian Science Monitor reported.

Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times reported a September Western New England University poll showed likely voters giving Warren a six point lead over Brown: 50 percent to 44 percent.

A third poll by Public Policy Polling shows Brown trailing by two points.

In February, Brown had a nine point lead in the race, according to the Times, leaving his supporters wondering what happened.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, Warren seems to be getting a bounce, like President Barack Obama, from her prominent, well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Brown, a Republican, spoke out against Mitt Romney's recent controversial remarks on the "47 percent," the Hill reported.

"That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in," he told The Hill.