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%

Massachusetts will elect a Governor in November. If the election for Governor were today, and the only candidates on the ballot were Republican Kerry Healey, Democrat Deval Patrick, and Independent Christy Mihos, who would you vote for?

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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