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More Massachusetts voters think it's time to 'give someone else a chance' at Elizabeth Warren's seat

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd as she marches down Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Saturday. (Getty Images/John Tlumacki)

More Massachusetts voters think it's time someone else took a stab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) job, according to a recent WBUR-FM poll.

While the poll found that 51 percent of Massachusetts voters view Warren favorably, 46 percent said voters should "give someone else a chance" at the office next term. Forty-four percent of voters thought Warren "deserves reelection."

"No one's going to look at a 44 percent reelect number and think that that's a good number," Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducted the WBUR survey, said. "No one's going to look at it being close to even between 'reelect' and 'give someone else a chance' and think that that's reassuring."

According Koczela, more than 90 percent of Republicans, nearly half of Independents and about a third of Democrats believe someone else should take Warren's seat.

A Republican challenger to the progressive darling hasn't been officially announced although former Red Sox pitcher and conservative firebrand Curt Schilling has teased a run.

Warren has maintained her position as one of President Donald Trump's most ardent critics, fiercely combating his Cabinet picks and rallying protesters in Boston just one day after his inauguration.

"We can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back. Me? I’m here to fight back," Warren said at the Women's March. "We come here to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to make clear: We are here, we will not be silent, we will not play dead, we will fight for what we believe in."

In announcing her re-election, Warren promised to continue to fight against Trump in the Senate.

WBUR's poll surveyed 508 Massachusetts voters by phone from Jan. 15-17. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.

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