In the Globe poll, taken last week, Patrick, a Democrat, won support from 35 percent of likely voters, compared with 34 percent for Baker, a statistical tie given the poll’s margin of error. Cahill, the state treasurer who left the Democratic Party last year, continued to lag far behind with 11 percent. Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein got 4 percent, and 14 percent said they remain undecided.
As the Globe story mentions, the wild card in the race continues to be State treasurer and Democrat-turned-Independent candidate, Tim Cahill, who polls in double digits and is cannibalizing support from both major party nominees. Speaking of which, how much must Patrick want the "Green-Rainbow" party candidate to go away? More on this race later.