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President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wave to the crowd during a campaign rally for Patrick at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP)
President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wave to the crowd during a campaign rally for Patrick at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP)

President Barack Obama was in town this weekend to campaign for Gov. Deval Patrick. Obama's appearance capped a wild week of Massachusetts politics, including a high-drama lawsuit involving Independent Candidate Tim Cahill and Republican Charlie Baker.

According to a new Rasmussen poll conducted Saturday after President Obama's appearance, Gov. Patrick has a five-point lead over Baker, his closest opponent. The new poll has Patrick at 47 percent, Baker at 42 percent, and Cahill at six percent — unchanged from a Rasmussen poll at the end of September.

The drama isn't limited to the governor's race, however. With election day about two weeks away, a new MassInc/WGBH poll shows a statistical dead heat in the 10th District congressional race between Republican Jeff Perry and Democrat Bill Keating.

Radio Boston's team of political analysts dives in to the polls and the latest news in the race to November.

Guests:

  • Jack Clancy, Republican Analyst
  • Susan Tracy, Democratic Analyst, former state representative

This program aired on October 18, 2010.

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