The notoriously — and often carelessly — loquacious former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling recently mused that he may take on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 election.
It looks like an uphill battle for the former World Series champion — at least, two years ahead of time.
According to a new WBUR poll survey Massachusetts residents, 54 percent of likely voters said they’d likely support Warren, and 29 percent reported tentative support for Schilling.
“I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” Schilling told WRKO talk radio in August. “She’s a nightmare. The left’s holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton. Lord knows we don’t need the first.”
As Boston.com notes, Warren literally shrugged when asked about Schilling’s political aspirations to unseat her.
“I get out there every day and try to do my work on behalf of the people of Massachusetts,” Warren told MassLive last month. “I’m also involved in this presidential campaign, trying to make sure that Donald Trump never gets anyplace near the White House. That’s what really matters to me.”
Asked if she was worried about a matchup with Schilling, the senator offered a curt “no.”