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.