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Independent Cahill ties governor in Massachusetts poll

A new Boston Globe poll shows State Treasurer Tim Cahill tied with Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick in a potential independent gubernatorial bid. Cahill and Patrick each poll 30 percent to Republican Charlie Baker’s 20 percent. If the Republican candidate is Christy Mihos, Patrick and Cahill tie at 31 percent each, with Mihos at 18 percent.

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  1. Eric Dondero Eric Dondero July 27, 2009

    Charlie Baker’s wife is a self-described “libertarian,” who used to work at the free market Pioneer Inst.

  2. Danny S Danny S July 27, 2009

    Didn’t Mihos run independent in the last gubernatorial election?

  3. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes July 26, 2009

    Gene, yeah but…if he is a Blue Dog dem, maybe he is a stranger in a strange land but not a “real” Independent. No more than Lieberman.

  4. Gene Berkman Gene Berkman July 26, 2009

    I looked at the whole poll, and Gov. Patrick has very high negatives, while Treasurer Cahill has more positive than negative responses from people polled.

    In particular, the Governor is not popular among Independent voters, who are the largest block in Massachusetts.

    This looks like a very good possibility for an Indepedent victory in 2010.

  5. Trent Hill Trent Hill July 26, 2009

    ….no. Why dont you just fully fill out your name first? That’s the 3rd time Iv seen you do that in 24 hours.

  6. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes July 26, 2009

    Can anybody help me delete that ‘R”?

  7. R R July 26, 2009

    Mattc, well that is very logical. In that case he is a Blue Dog demo bucking the liberal lock on Mass politics.

  8. Mattc Mattc July 26, 2009

    Cahill is a “fiscally conservative” Democrat. At least that’s his reputation.

  9. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes July 26, 2009

    Sunday July 26. Today is my birthday.///Whether this means much depends on Tim Cahill’s political ideology. If he is a dem or rep bucking the party system, not much. If he is a radical of some sort, that could be interesting! By the way, I think Deval Patrick was the next up in Massachusetts Mischief & Mayhem Maker’s Camelot Revisited Plan; in case Obama didn’t work out.

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