With about a week remaining before Massachusetts voters head to the polls for a special U.S. Senate election, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) appears to have the wind fully at his back, according to the latest Boston Globe poll released Sunday.
The poll showed Markey claiming the support of 54 percent of likely Bay State voters, while Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez trailed with 43 percent support. Those numbers include undecided voters who indicated that they are leaning toward one of the two candidates. Excluding leaners, Markey’s lead in the poll is even larger, 54 percent to 41 percent.
Regardless, it’s the second poll in the last week to show the Democrat with a double-digit lead as the GOP’s hope for an upset bid — a la former Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) memorable victory in the state’s 2010 special Senate election — appears to be fading fast. The other survey was conducted by Republican outlet Harper Polling and it showed Markey with a 12-point lead over Gomez.
The PollTracker Average reflects Markey’s momentum, currently showing him with a 13-point edge ahead of the June 25 special election.