BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A new poll late in the governor’s race shows Gov. Deval Patrick holding on to a seven-point lead over Republican challenger Charlie Baker, four days before the election.
The Suffolk University poll of 500 likely voters released late Thursday night shows Patrick leading Baker 46-percent to 39-percent, no change from a similar poll taken two weeks ago.
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Independent candidate Tim Cahill fell a point to 9 percent, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein rose a point to 2 percent.
Five percent are still undecided. The election is Tuesday.
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The survey also found that 51 percent oppose ballot Question 3 which proposes to cut the state sales tax to 3 percent.
Question 1, which proposes to eliminate a new tax on alcohol sales, is losing 47 percent to 44 percent.
The statewide survey conducted Oct. 25 to 27 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
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Researchers also asked voters about several other statewide contests.
In the race for treasurer, Democrat Steve Grossman leads Republican Karen Polito 39-to-36 percent.
Democrat Suzanne Bump leads Republican Mary Z. Connaughton 28-to-26 percent in the state auditor’s race. Green-Rainbow candidate Nathanael Fortune has 5 percent.
Attorney General Martha Coakley and Secretary of State Bill Galvin have huge leads in their races.
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