Governor Deval Patrick, in the latest Rasmussen survey, continues to lead his two main rivals, extending his lead over Republican Charlie Baker and showing some solid improvement in his job performance ranking by voters. Patrick is beginning a period of intense campaigning and has appeared to derive some political benefit from the infighting between candidates Baker and Cahill. From Rasmussen:
Patrick earns 35% of the vote when matched against former health care executive Charlie Baker. Baker attracts 27% while Democrat-turned-independent Tim Cahill runs third with 23% support. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. Baker’s support is down slightly from a month ago.
Patrick has seen his job approval number rise by 7 percent, to 46%. Patrick continues to hold some pretty negative poll numbers, but this survey shows him beginning to move in the right direction. The Globe certainly seems to think so, featuring an article showing the Governor on an uptick politically yesterday.
A good week for Deval Patrick. Read the Rasmussen Reports story here.