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Poll: Obama Holds 30 Percent Lead over Romney in Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A new poll released Monday shows President Obama with an almost two-to-one lead in the Bay State over former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney.

The statewide poll of 440 likely voters, conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute in partnership with The Republican and MassLive.com, shows Obama with a 30 point lead over Romney – 63 percent to 33 percent.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percent.

Calls were made by the polling institute from September 28 through October 4, which includes data from one night that was after the first presidential debate held in Denver.

WNE’s director of the polling institute Tim Vercellotti says that it is not possible to know whether the debate had any impact on Massachusetts voters from that one night of polling.

The President’s 30 percent lead is up from his 22 percent lead found in another WNE poll conducted in early September.

Pollsters found that the President’s current 30 point lead is up from a WNE poll conducted earlier in September.

To view the complete poll results, including their findings among women and each candidate’s favorability, you can find them on WNE’s website.


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