Ed Markey Has Double-Digit Lead In Poll
Quick results from a poll about to be released by UMass-Amherst:
• Ed Markey 51%, Gabriel Gomez 40%, among likely voters (47-37 among registered voters)
• Only 75% of those who voted for Scott Brown in the 2010 special election plan to vote for Gomez. Among likely voters who did not vote in the 2010 special, Markey leads by a stunning 82%-16%.
• “Time is against Gomez,” according to Raymond La Raja, associate director of the UMass Poll. “Without a major gaffe by Markey soon, it is becoming very difficult to see a path to victory for Gomez.”
• Voters trust Markey over Gomez on all issues polled. On the economy 47-32; national security 41-33; taxes 44-34; immigration 41-32; and gun control 50-28.