Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has lost some weight... political weight, that is, as he drops three points in the latest poll of the three man race for Governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Bay State finds Patrick with 38% support, while Republican Charlie Baker picks up 32% of the vote. Democrat-turned-Independent candidate Tim Cahill continues to trail with 17%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
It's not good news for the radical inbumbent that he's fallen below 40% with Tim Cahill mustering just 17% of the vote.
Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans support Baker, while 64% of Democrats favor the governor from their party. Cahill gets 20% of the Democratic vote.
Take a look at the independent vote!
Among voters not affiliated with either party, 42% like Baker, 24% Patrick and 16% Cahill.
Despite Deval's devotion to making sure that illegals are welcome here in Massachusetts, he hasn't convinced voters that he's right.
Forty-six percent (46%) favor an immigration law like Arizona’s in Massachusetts, but 41% oppose such a law. Forty-one percent (41%) also agree with the Justice Department’s decision to challenge the Arizona law in federal court, but 47% disagree with that decision.
With the bad economy seemingly set in place, it's hard to see things improving for the Governor.
Just four percent (4%) rate the economy as good, while 45% describe it as poor. Still, voters are almost evenly divided over the future course of the economy: 35% say it’s getting better, but 38% think it’s getting worse.