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
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 5 percentage points.

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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