Poll: Warren Would Crush Schilling if He Ran for Senate

Ex-Red Sox pitcher has been criticized for anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT comments

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and ex-ESPN analyst Curt Schilling started an online talk show on Breitbart News this week. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images file photo)
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and ex-ESPN analyst Curt Schilling started an online talk show on Breitbart News this week. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images file photo)
Posted October 28, 2016 at 9:23am

A new poll shows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren would comfortably beat former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling if he ran against her in 2018.

Schilling has indicated previously that he wants to challenge the freshman Democrat, but said last week that he needed to talk to his wife about it first. There have been no updates about that conversation since.

In a hypothetical race, Warren would get the support of 58 percent of likely voters to Schilling’s 24 percent, the Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll found.

Only 18 percent of those polled had a favorable opinion of Schilling and 41 percent felt unfavorably. A little more than a quarter said they were undecided about their opinion, and 14 percent said they had never heard of him.

Of Warren, 56 percent held a favorable view of the senator, 31 percent unfavorable and 10 percent said they were undecided.

[Schilling Says He’ll Run Against Warren, if His Wife Says It’s OK]

Like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Schilling has been known to make inflammatory remarks about various groups, including Muslims and transgender people, which led to his firing from ESPN.

He started a online talk show this week for the conservative website Breitbart News, where he was taking calls Friday morning.

The poll interviewed 500 likely voters in Massachusetts by telephone from Oct. 24-26. The margin of error was 4.4 percentage points.