Suffolk Poll: Markey Ahead by 10
12:27 PM, Jun 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In the final poll from Suffolk University before Tuesday's special election, Democratic congressman Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts by 10 points. In the survey of 500 likely voters at the end of last week, 52 percent support Markey while 42 percent support Gomez. Here's more:
As Suffolk notes, the towns of Lowell, Dartmouth, and South Hadley all correctly predicted that Republican Scott Brown would beat Democrat Martha Coakley in the state's special Senate election in 2010.
Markey, a 37-year veteran of the House, has led the newcomer Gomez in every poll taken in the brief campaign. According to Real Clear Politics's poll average, Markey bests Gomez by an more than 12 points.
Markey and Gomez are vying for the Senate seat formerly held by Democrat John Kerry, who was appointed secretary of state earlier this year.
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