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Massachusetts Governor: Democrats Lead

Gabrieli (D) 47%, Healey (R) 27%

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Early this year, it seemed venture capitalist Chris Gabrieli would be tapped as the running mate of fellow Democrat Tom Reilly, the Democrat then favored to gain the party's gubernatorial nomination. But Reilly ended up picking another partner and Gabrieli ended up throwing his own hat in the ring. Now, of the three Democrats seeking the nomination to be decided September 19, Gabrieli is the one doing best against Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey.

Still, no matter which Democrat wins the nomination, he will begin the general election campaign with a healthy lead. But in the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the race, Gabrieli's lead is largest, 47% to Healey's 27%, Mihos's 10%. In the Reilly match-up it's Reilly 40%, Healey 29%, Mihos 16%. With Deval Patrick as the Democrat of the trio, it's Patrick 39%, Healey 29%, Mihos 14%.

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