Boston Globe is out with a new poll in Massachusetts that finds Charlie Baker (R) has a commanding nine-point edge over Martha Coakley (D) in the race for governor, 45% to 36%.
“The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Baker’s column. It was independents who provided Governor Deval Patrick with his margins of victory in 2006 and 2010.”
“Baker’s standing has improved from last week’s poll, which showed the two candidates dead even. It can be attributed largely to the gains he has made in voters’ perceptions of who would improve the economy and manage state government, areas that already were tilting his way. At the same time, Baker has offset the deficits he faced on issues such as education and health care, where Coakley still holds an edge, but a diminished one.”
There is no nice way of putting this, Coakley is an awful candidate and Democrats should of never gave her a second chance after she lost Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat and broke the Working Majority in the U.S Senate for Democrats.