Patrick Leads In Latest Mass. Gov. Poll

A new poll shows that incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick is leading his three opponents in the race for governor.

The Democrat garnered 41 percent of the vote in a Suffolk University/WHDH-TV poll of 500 registered voters conducted Thursday though Sunday. Republican Charles Baker got 34 percent, independent Treasurer Timothy Cahill had 14 percent, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein garnered 4 percent. Six percent of voters remain undecided.

The poll had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, tells the Boston Herald that the poll showed that many voters new little about Baker, the former chief executive of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

The candidates meet Tuesday night for a statewide televised debate moderated by CNN's John King.

This program aired on September 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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