A new poll of likely voters released Monday found Democrat Edward J. Markey leading Republican Gabriel E. Gomez by seven percentage points, two weeks before Massachusetts voters choose their next US Senator.
The Suffolk University poll found Markey ahead 48 percent to Gomez’s 41 percent, with 10 percent of respondents still undecided. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.4 percent.
The race appears to have tightened substantially since early May, when a Suffolk University/7 News poll found that Markey had a 17-point lead over Gomez.
Each candidate has gone on the attack in recent weeks. Still, in the new poll, the candidates were both viewed more favorably than unfavorably by voters.
Forty-four percent of those polled had a favorable opinion of Markey, a longtime US representative, while 37 percent had an unfavorable opinion of him. Thirty-eight percent had a favorable opinion of Gomez, a private equity investor and former US Navy SEAL, while 33 percent had an unfavorable opinion of him.
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