Raleigh, N.C. – It’s more than a year and a half out from the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, and the indecision of voters in PPP’s latest look at the contest reflects that. At least 17% and as much as 48% of voters are undecided in 21 match-ups PPP tested in this very unsettled race.
But the general picture is no surprise in this deep blue state: Democrats have a slight edge unless Scott Brown is the Republican nominee. 53% see Brown favorably and 35% unfavorably, and he earns 43-49% of the vote, with leads of four to 18 points against the seven Democrats PPP tested. Yet those Democrats lead the other two Republicans tested—2010 gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker and failed 2012 congressional and 2010 Lt. Gov. candidate Richard Tisei—in almost all the other head-to-heads.