For Coakley, Ominous Sign

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Fourteen months ago, there was a buzz on Blue Hill Ave. and the streets that run off it like caterpillar legs. This is the heart of the biggest minority community in the state, and the energy generated by the prospect of Barack Obama becoming president was palpable.

Yesterday, I drove the length of Blue Hill Ave. and counted exactly two Martha Coakley signs. One of them was on a fence next to the Roxbury Energy Gas station, on the corner of Moreland Street. The sign wasn’t properly fastened. It flapped in the wind, revealing a “Mike Flaherty for Mayor’’ sign underneath.

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Poland: Tusk Favored for President

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Which of these candidates would you vote for in a presidential election?

  Jan. 2010 Dec. 2009 Nov. 2009
Donald Tusk 27% 27% 24%
Lech Kaczynski 16% 18% 16%
Andrzej Olechowski 10% 3% 5%
Marek Jurek 3% 2% 2%
Andrzej Lepper 2% 3% 2%
Waldemar Pawlak 2% 1% 3%
Tomasz Nalecz 1% n.a n.a
Grzegorz Napieraski 1% 1%
Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz n.a. 13% 13%
Other / Not sure 39% 32% 34%

Source: GfK Polonia / Rzeczpospolita
Methodology: Interviews to 989 Polish adults, conducted from Jan. 7 to Jan. 12, 2010. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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British, Canadians and Americans Happy With Their Haiti Response

Doing too much 12% 7% 13%
Doing the right amount 46% 60% 52%
Has not done enough 13% 16% 13%
Not sure 29% 18% 21%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,020 Canadian adults, 1,008 American adults, and 2,007 British adults, conducted from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17, 2010. Margins of error range from 2.2 per cent to 3.1 per cent.