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WBUR Poll Finds Mass. Nurses Are Divided On Question 115:32
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Massachusetts Nurses Association president Donna Kelly-Williams speaks in favor of the ballot question. (Chris Triunfo/SHNS)
Massachusetts Nurses Association president Donna Kelly-Williams speaks in favor of the ballot question. (Chris Triunfo/SHNS)
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With Election Day just about three weeks away, Massachusetts nurses appear to be split on the ballot question that would affect their jobs.

According to a WBUR poll out Monday (topline resultscrosstabs), 48 percent of registered nurses said they plan to vote yes on Question 1, which would establish nurse-to-patient ratios. Forty-five percent said they'll vote against the measure. Seven percent said they are undecided.

We hear from representatives on both sides about why there is this divide.

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Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Mass. Nurses Association who supports Question 1. She tweets @NurseDonnaKW.

Therese Hudson-Jinks, the interim CEO and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Tufts Medical Center.

This segment aired on October 15, 2018.

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