November 12th, 2009
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Coakley in control of MA Democratic Senate primary

Coakley is leading in a new poll.
Coakley is leading in a new poll.

(CNN) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley holds a clear lead in that state's U.S. Senate Democratic primary contest, according to a new poll out Thursday.

The Suffolk University/WHDH-T.V. survey of likely primary voters shows Coakley at 44 percent, more than the support of all her competitors combined. Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca stands at 17 percent,

Rep. Michael Capuano is at 16 percent, and Boston businessman Alan Khazei registered 3 percent in the survey.

But the race isn't necessarily over: 20 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and more voters say Pagliuca is running the best campaign.

On the Republican side, State Sen. Scott Brown has a big lead over Jack E. Robinsion, 45 percent to 7 percent. Nearly 50 percent of voters remain undecided.

The primaries - to determine who will vie to fill the seat long held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy - are set for December 8.

The poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts residents AND was conducted from November 4-8. It has as has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Follow Alex Mooney on Twitter @awmooneycnn


Filed under: Martha Coakley
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Death Assurance Companies

    Good,shes great.

    November 12, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. MARK

    Don't expect the liberal voters of Mass. to ever elect a republican senator even though that is what they clearly need to do. Oh well...

    November 12, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. La Chatte

    Yes! Finally a woman and not a Kennedy!

    November 12, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Bob in Pa

    bot those people up there in Massachusetts never learn. They deserve all the taxes they have and more.

    November 12, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    well, at least it's not a kennedy...not a bad start...

    November 12, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. LacrosseDad

    no surprize that democraps will elect another liberal loon.

    November 12, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. JA

    This is great news! Martha Coakley is by far the best candidate for the job. She's, as her campaign says 'a new kind of leader' who has a long history of getting things done for Massachusetts. I've heard her speak on several occasions and am always struck by her strength, eloquence and dedication to helping others and improving our state and the country.

    November 12, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |