New Polls for Cahill, Stein in MA Gubernatorial Race

From AOL’s Politics Daily:

A Boston Globe poll conducted Sept. 17-22 has Patrick in a statistical tie with Baker, leading him by 35 percent to 34 percent with Democrat-turned-independent Tim Cahill at 11 percent, Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent and 14 percent undecided. The margin of error is 3 points.

A Western New England College Polling Institute survey conducted Sept. 19-23 has Patrick ahead of Baker by 39 percent to 33 percent, with 16 percent for Cahill, 3 percent for Stein and 8 percent undecided.

In the Western New England College poll, 42 percent said they could still change their minds before Election Day, with the highest percentage of those being Cahill supporters, which is usually the case with backers of an independent candidate…

The Globe poll has Baker leading Patrick by 35 percent to 28 percent among registered independents who are often a key to statewide races. Cahill gets 13 percent of that vote. The Western New England College poll puts Baker’s margin over Patrick among independents at 40 percent to 28 percent with 21 percent for Cahill.

Both Cahill and Stein have recently made headlines. The news for the Treasurer of the state was negative, as Cahill recently lost both a prominent advisor and his campaign manager.

As for Stein, the Green Party candidate qualified for the minimum public funding benchmark of $125k right before the deadline Cahill also held a fundraiser Thursday that brought in $125,000; he already qualified for the max $750k in public funding.

 On Tuesday all four candidates will face off in a 90 minute debate on human services.

6 thoughts on “New Polls for Cahill, Stein in MA Gubernatorial Race

  1. Robert Milnes

    Stein, I already publicly stated & attached message with donation what you campaign should do. You have no Libertarian competitor for the progressive or libertarian vote. Call a press conference & announce you will conduct a vPLAS campaign. Ask for The Libertarian Vote(/Cato Institute) 13%. dd something like you pledge to support a Libertarian candidate when there is no Green competitor on the ballot.
    There should be a spike in polling a day or 2 after the press conference.

  2. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    We are still in awe of the way people rallied last week and showed the pundits there’s a sleeping giant out here – the grassroots commitment to taking our democracy back.

    Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our campaign and helped us exceed the requirement for the state’s matching funds! We’ll know within the next day or two whether the campaign has met the requirement, and we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.


    Please join us at these two debates tomorrow – one outside historic Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston and the next just up the road at Bunker Hill Community College. We’ll be gathering an hour beforehand to cheer Jill on ………

  3. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    Cahill said he was disappointed with both departures, but he said Weaver’s involvement had been waning, and Meldrum, while “a great young man,” had been largely superseded by Campbell.

    Meldrum shared McCain roots with Weaver, having worked on the senator’s 2008 presidential campaign.

    “Scott’s been really the presence of this campaign, the leader of this campaign. He’s got experience in winning two statewide elections for me,” said the two-term state treasurer.

    Cahill said he disagreed with Weaver’s advice to launch negative attacks against Patrick and Baker, believing it would turn off voters.

    He vowed to run only positive ads, though he said some will be comparative with the other candidates.

    Lake: talk, talk, talk

  4. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    This election should be about ideas, not political games that are irrelevant to people’s lives. It is essential to support candidates like Jill Stein who can inject values and vision into the corrupted political arena.

    Daryl Sprague, Campaign Manager (Opeach Obama’s Yokohoma Momma operative …….)

    Come on out to Boston tomorrow afternoon (Friday, October 15) if you can, to stand out for Jill at the Boston Herald debate at Emerson College (details below),

    and if you can’t make it, be sure to join the online streaming discussion from noon to 1pm at

    ……. And put these two upcoming debates on your calendar and see if you can join us in Springfield on Thursday October 21 and/or Boston for the media consortium debate on Monday, October 25.

    [Lake: Ideas, Vision, Values? Well here’s my take, mostly California ………..]

    [a] No Rainbow on the state’s partisan icon. Just a dippy, effete gardener image shooing away the main stream.

    [b] National, ditto.

    [c] allergic to enterprise, the flawed, imperfect system that made America

    [d] allergic to former military, their most powerful potential anti war buddies

    [e] Even with up coming 1912 Bull Moose Centennial, allergic to [flawed, imperfect, but high profile TR, the only 20th Century President on Mount Rushmore] well known Progressive / Conservation figures.

    [f] Lie, lie, lie. Procrastinate, procrastinate,, procrastinate. There are groups more ineffective than any green out fit. But not many!

  5. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    did not transfer:

    [g] Stein’s personal, North East group is heavy on reconstituted Democrats.

    [h] Stein’s personal, North East group, constantly messing up press releases and PR pieces. Does not know the difference between the day of the week and the day of the month. Could mess up a two car parade.

    [i] rank incompetence as an adult human being. Not Sarah ‘Reagan graduated college on the west coast’ Palin, or corrupt liar Nightingale, but in the same, minor, minor leagues mentality. On a GOOD day she might make AAA, or AA.

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