Democrat Edward J. Markey holds a 10 point lead over his Republican rival, Gabriel E. Gomez, according to a new poll released one day before voters cast ballots in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts.
Markey, the veteran congressman, leads Gomez, an investor and former Navy SEAL, 52 percent to 42 percent among likely voters, with 4 percent undecided, according to the poll by Suffolk University in Boston. In the last Suffolk poll, released June 10, Markey led Gomez by 7 percentage points, 48 percent to 41 percent.
"These numbers suggest that tomorrow night Ed Markey will make the transformation from congressman to senator-elect," David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in a statement accompanying the new poll. "All eyes will be watching to see how Markey's final vote tally stacks up against Elizabeth Warren's eight-point win over Scott Brown last November."