Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10070

Geography Surveyed: Massachusetts
Data Collected: 08/19/2006 - 08/21/2006
Release Date: 08/22/2006 11:20 AM ET
Sponsors: WBZ-TV Boston, WLNE-TV Providence

MA Democratic Governor Primary Tightens Further: In a Democratic Primary for Governor of Massachusetts today, 8/22/06, Deval Patrick maintains a razor thin advantage over Chris Gabrieli and Tom Reilly, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 429 Likely Massachusetts Democratic Primary Voters, conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV Boston. Today, 4 weeks to the 9/19/06 Primary, Patrick gets 34%, down a statistically insignificant 1 point from an identical SurveyUSA WBZ-TV poll released 8/3/06. Gabrieli is unchanged at 30%. Reilly is now also at 30%, up 3 points. Reilly's gains come from male voters, among whom he is up 7 points since 8/3, and from voters age 50-64, among whom he is up 10 points since 8/3, and now tied with Patrick for the lead. The race is close in most demographic subgroups. Patrick's advantage comes from the most liberal, educated, and affluent voters. Gabrieli leads among Independent voters and Conservatives. Patrick has been on top in four consecutive SurveyUSA polls, but never by more than 10 points. With 4 points now separating the three candidates, any outcome remains possible.

Filtering: 2,400 Massachusetts adults were interviewed 8/19/06 - 8/21/06. Of them, 2,121 were registered voters. Of them, 687 were judged to be "likely voters." Of them, 429 were registered Democrats or Independents who chose a Democratic ballot. Crosstabs reflect Likely Democratic Primary voters.

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  Asked of 429 Likely Democratic Primary Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.8%

If the Democratic Primary for Governor of Massachusetts were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Chris Gabrieli? Deval Patrick? Or Tom Reilly?

30% Gabrieli
34% Patrick
30% Reilly
6% Undecided

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