MA - Patrick Surges from the Gate
After a resounding victory in the Democratic primary Deval Patrick staked a huge lead in the first post primary poll against Republican nominee Lt. Governor Kerry Healey. In a SurveyUSA poll on the Governor's race in Massachusetts Patrick leads Healey by a stunning 39 points.
Patrick, a former US Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration, leads in every category and enjoys a low "Reticence Level" of only 13 points. He is also receiving support from over a quarter of the Republicans surveyed in the poll. In a commonwealth with an African American population of only six percent Patrick has cobbled together a victory inducing mosaic of racial support topping Healey in the white, African American and Hispanic responses.
Patrick won the primary by a surprising 23 points with a grassroots movement that continues to traverse the state and with only six weeks left in the campaign the SurveyUSA numbers bode well for the Democratic nominee.