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2020 Massachusetts Democratic Primary

Feb. 21: Sanders, Warren Neck-and-Neck, as well as Kennedy, Markey

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UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion conducted a survey Feb. 12-19, 2020 of 450 Massachusetts Democratic Primary likely voters.

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Key Findings

  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (21%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (20%) are locked in a neck-and-neck race for delegates in the Bay State.  
  • With the election less than two weeks away, overall, nearly four in 10 voters (39%) said they could still change their mind. 
  • In the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, we find another close race. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III has the support of 35% of likely voters, while incumbent Sen. Ed Markey has the support of 34% of likely voters while 23% are undecided and 8% say they are likely to support another candidate.
  • Gov. Charlie Baker’s approval rating among Democratic primary likely voters is 72%, demonstrating that the Republican governor has continued his reputation as one America’s most popular governors who enjoys broad bipartisan support.