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Boston’s WCVB5 ABC News Affiliate Featured Findings from a June UMass Poll and a Politico Article References the Same Poll in an Analysis of the Race for Massachusetts Governor

A new UMass Amherst poll on the race for Massachusetts governor shows Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat, and Geoff Diehl, a pro-Trump Republican, leading challengers for their respective party nominations by double-digit percentages. “The race to be the Democratic nominee for governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is over, and Maura Healey will be the Democratic Party’s standard bearer this September,” says Tatishe Nteta, associate professor of political science and director of the poll. says of the former state representative. “Diehl’s popularity with Republican primary voters shows that the Trumpification of the GOP is happening even in an arch-liberal state like Massachusetts,” says Jesse Rhodes, professor of political science and associate director of the poll. “Should Diehl win the Republican nomination, though, it’s doubtful such a conservative candidate could win the general election against a strong Democratic candidate.” (WCVB, 6/23/22; Politico, 6/24/22; News Office release)

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