06/10/2014 02:04 pm ET Updated Jun 10, 2014

Elizabeth Warren Is The Most Popular Politician In Massachusetts

Massachusetts voters have an overwhelmingly positive opinion of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who stood out among a field of candidates and elected officials in a poll released Monday.

Suffolk University and the Boston Herald polled likely voters in the state, finding that close to 58 percent have a favorable opinion of the senator, who unseated former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in 2012.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) was the only politician to come close to Warren's approval rating, with 56 percent of respondents having a favorable opinion of the governor, who isn't running for reelection. President Barack Obama came in third, with 51 percent of the poll's respondents saying they view him favorably.

Obama came out in favor of Warren's proposal to overhaul the federal student loan program on Monday, an indication that her policy ideas are beginning to hold increasing sway within the Democratic party.

In an interview with The Huffington Post last week, Warren neither committed to nor rejected a potential presidential bid.

The poll of 800 voters was conducted June 4-7 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.



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