Monday, October 18, 2010
The numbers haven’t changed despite President Obama’s Saturday visit to the state, but Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick still holds a small lead over Republican challenger Charlie Baker in Massachusetts’ gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Massachusetts finds Patrick with 47% support, while Baker earns 42% of the vote. Independent candidate Tim Cahill is a far distant third with six percent (6%). Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Patrick, who is seeking a second four-year-term, has held the lead in surveys since March, but Baker narrowed the gap as support for Cahill, a Democrat-turned-independent, faded
Obama led a pro-Patrick rally in Boston on Saturday, and this survey was taken Saturday night.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Massachusetts was conducted on October 16, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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