The Corner

GOP Ahead in Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Another solidly blue New England state seems to have a competitive gubernatorial race on its hands: A hypothetical match-up poll gives Republican Charlie Baker a slight edge over leading Democratic attorney general Martha Coakley.

A survey by the Boston Globe shows Baker, who ran for governor in 2010, receiving 38 percent of the vote, taking a one-point lead over Coakley, who lost to Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race in 2010. Earlier this month, a Globe survey gave Coakley a seven-point lead over Baker.

The state’s primary is not until September 9, but both Baker and Coakley are the front-runners for their respective parties.

Meanwhile, south of the border in Connecticut, polls show Republican challenger Tom Foley edging out Democratic governor Dannel Malloy. In Maine, Republican governor Paul LePage is trying to fend off a challenge from Democratic congressman Mike Michaud.

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