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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.

Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. Patch file photo.
Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. Patch file photo.

By Matt Perkins

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.

Tina Mqs January 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM
"Coakley's lead is built mostly on support from women voters...." -------way to represent, ladies. *sarcasm*
BH January 23, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Not sure Baker is much better. Whoever wins will just toe the company line. Politics in this country are an absolute joke, even down to the local level.
Tina Mqs January 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM
i agree with most of that- but think that local level is where anyone interested has to pay attention, especially if they are thinking of moving up. Not saying you have to make friends- just mind how they vote and if they participate. the further they get from my locale, the less i trust them.
BH January 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Do you trust mansfield politics and town employees/oversight?
Tina Mqs January 24, 2014 at 03:02 PM
much moreso than Devil.
BH January 24, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Have you seen the salaries of police, firemen, electric company, town manager??? Other towns make a fraction of what our employees do. Mansfield is just the same as state or federal.
Tina Mqs January 25, 2014 at 08:52 AM
trust is a different issue from the salaries, though.
BH January 25, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Not at all, I don't trust our town officials because they rubber stamp salaries for all the town employees. The ones who provide the oversight are the same ones allowing out of control spending.

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