New Poll: Marty Walsh Leads the Mayoral Race
The Boston mayoral race has completely flipped since the preliminary election with Marty Walsh poised to win next Tuesday’s race, according to a new poll from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
“It looks like a totally different race than it was a few weeks ago if these numbers are to be believed,” says Ray LaRaja, UMass-Amherst political science professor.
Walsh now leads by seven percentage points, 47%-40%, with 14 percent of likely voters undecided.
High-profile endorsements from Charlotte Golar-Richie, Linda Dorcena Forry, and others — has reversed Connolly’s one-time advantage among women. Walsh now leads among women 49%-35%, according to the new poll.
Walsh also holds a 48%-42% lead among non-white voters, and also leads with young voters, liberals, and even parents with children in Boston schools—all battlegrounds Connolly is expected to need to win.
Higher-income voters favor Connolly, but Walsh holds a two-to-one lead in households with income below $50,000.
The poll was taken from October 22 to 26, and has a margin of error of +/- 5.9%.