Attorney General Martha Coakley has the early advantage in the governor’s race, a new WBUR poll shows.
The survey gives Coakley a 39-29 lead over Republican front-runner Charlie Baker.
Her lead is built, in large part, on support from women voters, who have played a pivotal role in recent statewide elections.
“She is doing very well among, particularly, women over the age of 50,” said Steve Koczela, president of The MassInc Polling Group, which conducted the survey for WBUR. “They really are responding to what she has to say and have a very positive view of her so far.”
Listen to and watch MPG President Steve Koczela’s discussing the poll today:
WBUR’s All Things Considered:
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