By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS)- A new poll is giving Governor Charlie Baker good grades for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts.

According to the Suffolk University-Boston Globe poll released Wednesday, 71-percent approve of the governor’s response to the pandemic.

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But that number dropped to 58-percent for his handling of the vaccine rollout.

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The governor’s overall job approval is at 67-percent in this survey.

The poll surveyed 500 Massachusetts residents over the phone between March 25 and 28.

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Earlier this month, a UMass Amherst poll of 800 residents taken from March 5-9 showed 60-percent believed Baker had handled the pandemic either “very well” or “somewhat well.” That was down from 79-percent in October 2020.

CBSBoston.com Staff