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Discuss the candidates and issues in this year's Massachusetts election.Following Mitt Romney as he eyes a possible run for president
(By April Simpson and Andrew Ryan, Globe Correspondent, 10/25/06)
A poll released Oct. 24 indicated that Democrat Deval L. Patrick has increased his lead over Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, partly because of voter distaste for her attacks on Patrick.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 10/19/06)
The poll, posted on Wall Street Journal online, shows Patrick ahead of Healey 56-33. Republicans have generally cast doubt on the methodology of this poll.
WSJ.COM: Battleground states poll results
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 10/12/06)
The race for governor may be tightening, but politcos are keeping a close eye on the gender gap.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 10/5/06)
The latest poll from 7News/Suffolk University has Deval Patrick leading Kerry Healey 49-28. Christy Mihos is at 6 and Green Rainbow Party candidate Grace Ross is at 1 percent.
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 10/1/06)
Democrat Deval L. Patrick holds a commanding lead over Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey in the race for governor, even though a majority of voters oppose his positions on immigration, income taxes, and crime, a new Boston Globe/CBS4 poll indicates.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 9/22/06)
They come with all the usual caveats: it's early. The race hasn't fully formed yet. Deval Patrick had a lot of positive primary-related publicity.
SURVEY USA: Complete poll results
(By Frank Phillips, Boston Globe, 9/16/06)
Heading into the final days of the campaign, Deval Patrick has opened up a commanding lead in the Democratic race for governor, far outpacing his closest challenger, Christopher Gabrieli, and leaving Thomas F. Reilly a distant third, according to a new poll conducted for The Boston Globe and CBS4-TV.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 9/12/06)
Comes with some caveats. It's a sample of 201 Democratic primary voters, with a margin of 6.8-percent. The poll has it a Patrick, 36; Gabrieli, 26, Reilly, 19.
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 8/27/06)
The three candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor are in a virtual dead heat with the primary election just over three weeks away, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters.
Undecided voters loom over primary (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, 8/28/06)
The Globe poll, and the reaction (By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 8/25/06)
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 8/22/06)
A 7NEWS/Suffolk University poll released Aug. 22 says that Gabrieli (32%) topped candidate Deval Patrick (24%) and Attorney General Tom Reilly (20%), while 24% of likely Democratic voters were undecided.
(By Scott Helman, Globe Staff, 8/4/06)
For all of you insatiable poll watchers out there, the latest tally (as of August 4) from CBS4 shows Deval L. Patrick is still the Democrat to beat in the Sept.19 primary.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 7/25/06)
The Wall Street Journal delivers the latest in a series of public polls suggesting that Democrat Deval Patrick is ahead in the governors race.
WSJ.COM: Battleground States Poll
(By Scott Helman, Globe Staff, 7/23/06)
The public primarily blames contractors for the fatal ceiling collapse in a Big Dig tunnel, but is deeply skeptical that anyone will be prosecuted, according to a new Boston Globe poll that indicates widespread cynicism and safety concerns about the $14.6 billion project.
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 7/9/06)
The state Democratic Party has created a four-member panel, headed by former governor Michael S. Dukakis, that will review campaign advertisements and publicly rebuke candidates who use negative attacks.
THE TRAIL REPORT: Students turn to Web to aid campaigns
(By Kimberly Blanton, Globe Staff, 5/16/06)
As Governor Mitt Romney leaps to the national political stage after one term, Massachusetts chief executives are most likely to back his fellow Republican lieutenant governor to succeed him -- but they doubt she will win.
(By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff, 5/14/06)
A majority of people who moved out of Massachusetts last year report they are very satisfied with life in their new state and would not move back, a Boston Globe poll has found.
6 candidates, 6 plans to curb Mass. exodus (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff, 5/18/06)
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May 8 poll shows Gabrieli gaining
The State House News Service has a new poll on the race for governor that shows a surge in support for Democrat Chris Gabrieli, which is no doubt due to his television advertising campaign. (Boston Globe, 5/8/06)
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 3/12/06)
Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly held a double-digit lead over his rival, Deval Patrick, in the Democratic race for governor, but support for Patrick has surged, a Boston Globe poll of likely primary voters taken in March suggests.
GRAPHIC: Summary of the Boston Globe's poll