LISTEN LIVE: Planet Money


Mayoral Poll: Walsh Leads Connolly By 3

This article is more than 8 years old.

A second poll in a row has found state Rep. Marty Walsh leading City Councilor John Connolly in the Boston mayoral race.

Forty-six percent of likely voters back Walsh, compared to 43 percent who support Connolly, according to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, out Friday.

That lead is within the poll's margin of error of 4.2 percent.

The survey found 9 percent of voters are still undecided. The election is Tuesday.

The Suffolk/Herald poll follows a UMass-Amherst poll, out Wednesday, that had Walsh with a seven-point advantage over Connolly. The UMass survey — which had a larger margin of error, at 5.2 percent — was the first of the race to show Walsh ahead of Connolly.

An earlier Suffolk/Herald poll, in early October, found Connolly with a seven-point lead.

The new Suffolk/Herald poll, of 555 "very likely" final election voters, was conducted Oct. 29-31.

A separate Suffolk/Herald snap poll of 300 East Boston residents found narrow support for a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs — with 47 percent approval and 42 percent disapproval.

A WBUR/MassINC survey, out Thursday, had those casino numbers flipped, with 46 percent of East Boston voters against the project and 42 percent in support.

This program aired on November 1, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.




Listen Live