UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion


Mass. Senate Special Election, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013 UMass LowellBoston Herald Political Poll

Poll Conducted Mar. 2-5, 2013: Highlights from interviews with 589 Mass. registered voters, including 309 identified potential Democratic primary voters (plus or minus 4 percentage points for all registered voters, and plus or minus 5.6 percentage points for potential Dem. primary voters)


Primary & General Election Matchups 
Ed Markey, Democrat, the longest serving member of the Massachusetts US House delegation, emerges as the front-runner in the race to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, which will be decided in primary elections on April 30th and a special general election on June 25th. Markey leads Democratic challenger Stephen Lynch by 29.5 percentage points among potential Democratic primary voters, 50.0% to 20.5%, with 23% unsure. READ FULL HIGHLIGHTS.