poll: Who Would You Vote for Governor: Baker or Coakley
Monday, September 16, 2013
Who Would You Vote for Governor: Baker or Coakley
- 86 vote - Charlie Baker, Republican
- 38 vote - Martha Coakley, Democrat
Coakley, who was the odds-on favorite to win the United States Senate seat which opened when Ted Kennedy died only to lose badly in the special election to Scott Brown.
Similarly, Baker was suppose to beat Deval Patrick in 2010, but his campaign got tied into the complexity of a three way race and GOP attacks on Tim Cahill. The result was allowing Patrick to win re-election. Many thought it was Baker's race to win.
Now, 14 months before the election, Coakley and Baker have planted their flags.
Most candidates know that fundraising is critical to success. Coakley as of her August finance report she has nearly $275,000 in cash on hand. Baker who just announced has just under $30,000.
Both are prolific fundraisers. Coakley and Baker have both raised millions in the past.
In 2010, Patrick beat Baker (48.4% to 42% and independent Tim Cahil garnered 8%).