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New poll: Mass. governor's race is tight

The two major gubernatorial candidates who emerged victorious from Tuesday's primaries appear to be ln a neck-and-neck battle with more than a month to go until the general election.

martha coakley boston Attorney General Martha Coakley.
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According to polling done by WBUR in the days before the primary, 39 percent of those polled said they would support Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, while 34 percent said they would support Republican Charlie Baker. Twenty percent said they were undecided, according to WBUR.

This past Tuesday, Coakley beat out challengers Steven Grossman -- the state's Treasurer -- and Don Berwick, a former Obama health official.

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Baker, meanwhile, trounced his GOP rival, Shrewsbury businessman Mark Fisher.

Three independents will also be vying for the Corner Office in the general election: venture capitalist John McCormick, businessman Evan Falchuck and conservative activist Scott Lively.

The general election is Nov. 4.

 
 
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