Coakley Holds Early Lead in Mass. Governor's Race, New Poll Finds

A WBUR survey the Attorney General to have a 39-29 lead over Republican Candidate Charlie Baker.

Attorney General Martha Coakley. Credit: Patch File Photo
Attorney General Martha Coakley. Credit: Patch File Photo

By Marc Fortier

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is currently in the lead for the seat of Massachusetts Governor, a new survey by WBUR found

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 KayyemDonald Berwick and Joseph Avellone, according to the survey. 

To read more, visit WBUR.com.


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