Blue State Republican Governor Maintains Big Lead in Polls

Massachusetts voters continue to give high approval ratings to Gov. Charlie Baker, who maintains a commanding lead over this three Democratic challengers, according to a new WBUR poll.

The survey of 504 registered voters (topline results, crosstabs) found that two-thirds of them have a favorable view of the governor, while a majority still have not heard of the three Democrats: Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie or Setti Warren.

There are still more than seven months to go until election day, so the Democrats still have time to turn things around — and they are running hard to try to do that.

Among them is Warren, a former Newton mayor, who addressed the Democratic caucus in the town of Hull last month.

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