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Coakley Advisor Dismisses Globe Poll As ‘Outlier’

October 24, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

After the release of a Boston Globe poll showing Republican Charlie Baker with a nine-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick, a political advisor for Coakley, issued a statement saying the Globe poll was “clearly an outlier.”

Gubernatorial Hopeful Falchuk Sues To Be Included In Oct. 27 Debate

October 24, 2014

Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him.

Mapping The WBUR Poll Shows Cities To Be The Battleground

October 24, 2014
All candidate map

We plotted each and every respondent to the WBUR Tracking Poll on a state map.

A Flood Of Outside Money Is Boosting Baker

October 23, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, during a recent appearance at his campaign office in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A $4 million Republican edge in outside spending is exacerbating an already serious Democratic money gap.

WBUR’s Political Analysts Discuss Latest In Mass. Governor’s Race

October 23, 2014

The race for Massachusetts governor is a statistical dead heat with less than two weeks to go in the campaign. WBUR’s political analysts give their perspectives on the race’s latest developments.

While Polls Show Mass. Governor’s Race Too Close To Call, Twitter Data Shows Clear Leader

October 23, 2014

In just the last week Coakley has a decidedly clear advantage in the real-time poll of public opinion that is Twitter.

Charlie Baker And Wife Discuss Governor’s Race In Dead Heat

October 23, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with Republican Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, in the kitchen of their Swampscott home.

Political Polls Are More Popular, But Also Harder To Conduct

October 22, 2014

Changing technologies and societal norms have been making it harder to reach some members of target populations.

What Do You Want Us To Ask Baker, Coakley?

October 22, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

We’re seeking your questions before an Oct. 28 broadcast debate.

Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate In Mass. Gov. Race, Talks Business Background

October 22, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.

Baker, Coakley Argue Policy Opinions With Care In Debate

October 22, 2014

With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state’s governor’s race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.

WBUR Poll: Baker Edges Ahead Of Coakley

October 22, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley participate in a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce debate. WBUR's Bob Oakes, right, moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.

Commentary: Charlie Baker Out-Debates His Chair

October 22, 2014

Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week.

Baker, Coakley Face Off In Gubernatorial Debate

October 21, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate.

Commentary: Can Charlie Baker Dodge Pay-To-Play Bullet On N.J. Connection?

October 21, 2014

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