By Marc Fortier
The poll, which surveyed 504 registered voters, shows Coakley currently has a 39-29 lead over Republican candidate Charlie Baker early in the race.
Coakley's lead is built mostly on support from women voters who have played a large role in recent elections across the state, according to WBUR.
Moreover, the WBUR poll shows Coakley has a 17-point edge over Baker among women, while Baker leads among women in head-to-head match ups with four other Democtratic candidates in the governor's race.
Baker currently has a 33-23 advantage over Treasurer Steve Grossman and holds leads of more than 20 points over candidates Juliette Kayyem, Donald Berwick and Joseph Avellone, according to the survey.
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