Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10468

Geography Surveyed: Massachusetts
Data Collected: 10/08/2006 - 10/10/2006
Release Date: 10/11/2006 9:45 AM ET
Sponsor: WBZ-TV Boston

Patrick Tops Healey 3:2, Takes MA State House Back For Democrats: In an election for Governor of Massachusetts today, 10/11/06, Democrat Deval Patrick defeats Republican Kerry Healey 52% to 34%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV Boston. In an identical SurveyUSA WBZ-TV released 9/22/06, taken immediately after Patrick's impressive win in the 9/19/06 Democratic Primary, Patrick led by 39 points. 3 weeks into the General Election campaign, he now leads by 18. Patrick's lead comes entirely from women voters, who prefer him by 36 points. Men favor Healey by 2 points, a 38-point "gender gap." Patrick gets 79% of Democrat votes. Healey gets 76% of Republican votes. Among Republicans, Healey's lead has increased from 38 points to 66 points. Patrick leads by 5 points among Independents, down from a 24-point lead 3 weeks ago. Since Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 2:1 among MA likely voters, Healey needs to score heavily among Independents to have a chance. The election is in 20 days, on 11/7/06. Incumbent Republican Mitt Romney is not running for re-election. Healey is currently Lieutenant Governor of MA. Republicans have held the MA Governorship since 1991.

Filtering: 1,000 Massachusetts adults were interviewed 10/8/06 - 10/10/06. Of them, 882 were registered to vote. Of them, 609 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 609 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4 percentage points.

If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Kerry Healey? Democrat Deval Patrick? Green-Rainbow candidate Grace Ross? Independent Christy Mihos? Or some other candidate?

34% Healey (R)
52% Patrick (D)
1% Ross (G)
9% Mihos (I)
4% Other/Undecided

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