MA Senate Poll: Markey 49, Gomez 37
But signs of opportunity for Gomez?
10:21 PM, Jun 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll on the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate shows Democrat Ed Markey with a 12-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, with 49 percent supporting Markey and 37 percent supporting Gomez.
The poll, conducted by Harper Polling, a Republican-affiliated firm, on behalf of Conservative Intelligence Briefing, surveyed 498 registered voters in Massachusetts and found that while an overwhelming number of Democrats and Republicans support their party's candidate, independent voters are split at 41 percent on Markey and Gomez.
Harper Polling's Brock McLeary points out a few findings in the poll that show how Gomez, a first-time candidate, can close the wide gap:
According to Real Clear Politics, Markey has a 9-point advantage in the polls, on average, over Gomez. The election is June 25.
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