Sunday, June 27, 2010

Latest Globe poll - "Baker Surging"

This early, polls are valuable less for the numbers than for the trends.  Nothing bad for a Charlie Baker booster like me in the latest Globe poll: Patrick stagnant, below 40%, Cahill in single digits, and Charlie steadily closing the gap.  As the Globe's headline puts it, "Patrick leads, but Baker surging." 

Perhaps the most crucial trend for Baker is this: as voters become familiar with the first-time candidate, his support is steadily increasing.  Baker is now within striking distance of Patrick, with fully 45% of the electorate telling the Globe's pollster that they are still unfamiliar with him. 

Patrick, on the other hand, is below 40% - with a mere 2% of the electorate saying they don't know enough about him to give an opinion. 


  1. Hi Dan!

    Wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog on mine and am also following yours on Google Friend Connect. I was wondering if you have or will be writing about the proposed BPA ban in Massachusetts. I just conducted an interview with Julie Goodman and asked for her take on that issue and she had some very insightful answers. You can read it here if you're interested:

    Thank you, and keep up the great blogging! :)

  2. Thanks JSM! Enjoyed your blog and will check in. I haven't written anything here about the proposed BPA ban, mostly because it is one of those topics about which I have an opinion - that could probably be called a strong one - but about which I'll admit I'm less than well-educated. I'm certainly better educated now than I was before I read your excellent post, though, which reinforced my natural inclination toward skepticism about chicken little stuff like this. So far as I can tell, the whole BPA-free bottle craze is mostly an excellent way for boutique baby product stores and online outlets to convince panic-prone yuppie parents to shell out ridiculous amounts of cash for baby bottles.
    Thanks so much for the note!


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