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.

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  Asked of 609 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

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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