**Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9105**

Geography Surveyed: Massachusetts

Data Collected: 05/05/2006 - 05/07/2006

Release Date: 05/08/2006 11:20 AM ET

Sponsors: WBZ-TV Boston, WLNE-TV Providence

Analysis: In hypothetical matchups for Massachusetts Governor today, 5/8/06, Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey narrowly trails each of the 3 Democrats she may face in a November General Election, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 521 Registered Massachusetts voters conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV Boston. Independent Christy Mihos finishes third in each match-up. When the hypothetical November match-up is between Democrat Deval Patrick, Republican Healey and Independent Mihos, the outcome today is Patrick 34%, Healey 32%, Mihos 17%. When the hypothetical November match-up is between Democrat Tom Reilly, Republican Healey and Independent Mihos, the outcome today is Reilly 37%, Healey 31%, Mihos 18%. When Chris Gabrieli is the Democrat, the outcome today is Gabrieli 37%, Healey 32%, Mihos 16%. In a SurveyUSA WBZ-TV poll conducted 2 months ago, before Gabrieli entered the race, Republican Healey beat Democrat Patrick by 5 points but trailed Democrat Reilly by 5 points. Healy now trails Patrick by 2 points. Healey now trails Reilly by 6 points. The general election for Governor is on 11/7/06. The Democratic Primary, which will determine which Democrat opposes Healey, is 9/19/06. |

Filtering: 600 Massachusetts adults were interviewed 5/5/06 - 5/7/06. Of them, 521 were registered voters. Crosstabs reflect registered voters. |

1 |
Asked of 521 Registered Voters |

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4% |

32% | Healey (R) |

34% | Patrick (D) |

17% | Mihos (I) |

17% | Undecided |

2 |
Asked of 521 Registered Voters |

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4% |

What if the only candidates were Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Tom Reilly, and Independent Christy Mihos? Who would you vote for? |

31% | Healey (R) |

37% | Reilly (D) |

18% | Mihos (I) |

14% | Undecided |

3 |
Asked of 521 Registered Voters |

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4% |

What if the only candidates were Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Chris Gabrieli, and Independent Christy Mihos? Who would you vote for? |

32% | Healey (R) |

37% | Gabrieli (D) |

16% | Mihos (I) |

15% | Undecided |

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