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Poll: Republican Charlie Baker closes gap on Martha Coakley

A new poll shows that Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has narrowed the lead of the Democratic front-runner Martha Coakley.

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A new poll shows that Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has narrowed the lead of the Democratic front-runner.

The results of a statewide poll by Suffolk University were released on Monday.

Baker, who trailed Attorney General Martha Coakley by 13 points in February, is now 7 percent behind in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to the poll results. Of the 800 voters surveyed, 36 percent said they would vote for Coakley while 29 percent chose Baker.About 27 percent of those surveyed were undecided.

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Among Democratic primary voters, Coakley has a lead over candidate and state Treasurer Steve Grossman, 44 percent to 12 percent.

The poll was conducted between June 4 and June 7.

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