The PJ Tatler

Republican Charlie Baker Pulls Even With Martha Coakley In MA Governor's Race

This is getting interesting.

Republican businessman Charlie Baker has pulled even with Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to be the next governor of Massachusetts, a series of new polls showed.

Coakley, who would be the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts, is in a statistical tie with Baker, according to a WBUR/Mass Inc poll released on Wednesday that was the third this week to show the two closely matched.

Forty-four percent of 503 likely voters polled by WBUR/Mass Inc Sept. 24-27 backed Coakley, compared with 41 percent who planned to vote for Baker, a gap within the survey’s 4.4 percentage point margin of error.

It’s still within “The Margin of ACORN” (an old favorite phrase of mine) as well but, if any blue state Democrat can completely blow what should be a cake walk of an election, it’s Martha Coakley. This is the woman who let Teddy Kennedy’s seat slip into the hands of the GOP, however briefly. Let’s hope she works some of her old hack magic again.