Latest WBUR Poll Shows Gubernatorial Candidates In Tight Race

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A new WBUR poll out Tuesday, just one week before election day, suggests that the contest remains very close and very unsettled.

It finds Republican Charlie Baker ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley by just one point — 43 to 42 percent.

But buried inside the latest numbers are some telling details about the state of the race.


Steve Koczela, contributor to WBUR's Poll Vault and president of the MassInc Polling Group, which did the latest survey. He tweets @skoczela.


WBUR: 5 Key Policy Differences Between Baker And Coakley

  • "Many polls, including WBUR’s most recent survey, show the race for governor is neck-and-neck between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker."

WBUR: Midterm Voters A More Favorable Electorate For Baker

  • "It’s a fact of life across the country that turnout in midterm elections like this one is typically considerably lower than in presidential years, and Massachusetts is no different."

This segment aired on October 28, 2014.


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