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GOP Poll: Gomez Trails By Three

2:14 PM, Jun 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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A new poll from Republican pollster John McLaughlin shows Gabriel Gomez within three points in Tuesday's special election for Senate. Gomez, a Republican, has 44 percent support, according to the poll, while Democrat Ed Markey has 47 percent. Here's more from Politico:

“The environment is such that an electable moderate Republican like Gabriel Gomez could still become the next U.S. Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” McLaughlin wrote in a four-page memo to Americans for Progressive Action, which launched a $700,000 ad buy for Gomez last week.

Gomez’s own internal poll, released Tuesday, showed him down 7 points. A Boston Globe poll published Sunday had him down 13 points.

Even as a host of public polls showed Markey up in the high single digits, McLaughlin released a poll two weeks ago that showed Markey ahead by 1 point, 45 percent to 44 percent. Another poll that McLaughlin took at the beginning of last week showed Markey up 6, 47 percent to 41 percent.

The winner of the June 25 election will fill the remainder of Democratic senator John Kerry's term. Kerry now serves as secretary of state.

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