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Markey ahead of Lynch in new election poll

US Representative Edward J. Markey leads US Representative Stephen F. Lynch by 7 percentage points in a new poll, a clear margin, but perhaps not as wide as some political insiders would have predicted in the Democratic primary to succeed John F. Kerry in the US Senate.

The WBUR/MassINC telephone poll of 498 registered voters taken Monday through Wednesday shows Markey, of Malden, leading Lynch, of South Boston, 38 percent to 31 percent among voters who said they were likely to vote in a Democratic primary, just inside the margin of error of plus or ­minus 4.4 percentage points.

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