Friday, August 04, 2006

Patrick Sees Lead Halved in Latest Poll

The tight race for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Massachusetts has tightened even further according to the a recent Survey USA poll

Former US Assistant Attorney General Deval Patrick still leads the three man race, but businessman Chris Gabrieli trails by only 5 points. A Survey USA poll taken in June had Patrick leading the venture capitalist by 13 points. However, a State House News Poll at the end of June had Gabrieli trailing Patrick by 1o points.

The new Survey USA poll interestingly had Patrick receiving more support from Hispanics than African Americans by a point, but showed 43% of African Americans supporting Gabrieli and Attorney General Tom Reilly. 43% is a number that must concern the Patrick team in race that promises to be very close.

The winner of the September 19 primary takes on presumptive Republican Lt. Governor Kerry Healey.


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