Hillary Clinton Is Beating Donald Trump in Massachusetts by 26 Points
The sky is still blue, the sun continues to set in the west, and Hillary Clinton will win Massachusetts in the general election.
Clinton, a Democrat, maintains a 26 point lead here, according to the poll, which asked for the opinions of 502 voters via cell phone and landline. The lead is the same one Barack Obama had in the state in 2008, and is three points better than the one Obama enjoyed in 2012. Al Gore was ahead 27 points in 2000 and John Kerry had a 25-point lead in 2004.
Support for Republican candidate Donald Trump was at 28 percent in the new poll, compared with Clinton’s 54 percent.
Clinton has an eight-point lead nationally.
Fifty-two percent said they had a favorable view of Clinton, while 25 percent said they did not; 25 percent said they had a favorable view of Trump, while 68 percent said they did not.
As for votes for third-party candidates, Gary Johnson, whose running mate is former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, has wooed just 6 percent of voters in the state, and just 3 percent of voters said they would pick Lexington resident Jill Stein, according to the survey.
The survey also asked about Gov. Charlie Baker. Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they approved of Baker’s performance in office, while 14 percent said they disapproved. Just over half—53 percent—said they approved of his handling of the MBTA, while 21 percent said they did not.
A second round of polling focused on the state’s contentious slate of ballot questions, is due out Wednesday.