Governor Deval Patrick continues to hold a slight lead over his challengers in the expected three-way race for governor, a new poll has found.
The Rasmussen Reports poll of 500 likely voters conducted Monday found that Patrick would win 35 percent of the vote in a three-way race with Republican Charlie Baker and independent Tim Cahill, who would receive 27 percent and 23 percent, respectively.
Patrick would garner 38 pecent of the vote, Cahill 33 percent, and Christy Mihos 15 percent, if Christy Mihos wins the Republican nomination.
Democrats are convinced that Patrick's reelection campaign has come to life after a dormant period, the Globe reports today.
But the automated telephone poll, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent, found that Patrick still has a ways to go.
The poll said 46 percent approved of the governor's job performance, while 53 percent disapproved. The latter number included 33 percent who strongly disapproved.
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