Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #8473

Geography Surveyed: Massachusetts
Data Collected: 03/05/2006 - 03/06/2006
Release Date: 03/07/2006 11:00 AM ET
Sponsor: WBZ-TV Boston

Analysis: In a Democratic Primary for Massachusetts Governor today, 3/7/06, Tom Reilly defeats Deval Patrick 47% to 37%, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 396 likely voters conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV. The Primary is in six months, on 9/19/06. Women prefer Reilly by 22 points, but men support Patrick by 3 points, a 25-point "gender gap". Reilly leads by 12 points among Democrats (who make up 72% of Democratic Primary voters in SurveyUSA's turnout model) and by 3 points among Independents (who make up 28% of likely Democratic Primary voters in SurveyUSA's turnout model). The most educated voters and highest-income voters prefer Patrick.

Filtering: 2,500 Massachusetts adults were interviewed 3/5/06 - 3/6/06. Of them, 2,136 were registered voters. Of them, 717 were judged to be "likely voters". Of them, 396 were registered Democrats or Independents who chose a Democratic ballot. Crosstabs reflect Likely Democratic Primary voters.

  Asked of 396 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 5%

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? Deval Patrick? Or Tom Reilly?

37% Patrick
47% Reilly
17% Undecided

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