Poll: Charlie Baker leads Martha Coakley in Massachusetts
For the first time in the Boston Globe’s weekly tracking poll, Republican Charlie Baker holds a significant lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, 45 percent to 36 percent.Now, I don't believe that Baker's lead is anywhere near that high, but this really sealed the deal for me:
The poll, first posted Thursday night, is the first showing the race as anything but a near tie in recent weeks. Last week’s Globe poll showed the candidates neck-and-neck, as did a separate tracking survey this week from WBUR-FM, conducted by the MassINC Polling Group.
Charlie Baker for governor
The Boston FREAKIN' Globe just endorsed Charlie Baker - the Republican - over Martha Coakley for Governor. The Globe endorsed Coakley over Scott Brown in 2010. They used this subhead:
To move Mass. forward, state government must work betterMassachusetts is 90% controlled by the Democrats. The state reps and senators are overwhelmingly Democrat, MA's Senators and Congresscritters are all Democrats, most of the mayors are Democrats, etc. If the state isn't working properly, it's pretty clear which party is involved in the not working department. For the Globe to admit this is pretty shocking.
We'll see what happens next Tuesday, of course, but just getting the Globe's endorsement is amazing...
That is all.