Yesterday we posted how an Emerson College student polling group found Democratic Congressman Edward Markey leading in the June 25 Special Election over newcomer Republican Gabriel Gomez by a mere 6 points.

To the extent that student group could be discounted, it’s going to be harder to explain-away the similar results by Democratic and Daily Kos pollster PPP:

Markey has been in Congress for 37 years, yet he’s only pulling mid-40s in support in a heavily Democratic state (Independents are the largest group).

There’s only one way for Markey to win: Destroy Gomez with negative attack ads and hyperventilating fear-mongering from the Massachusetts political class.