U.S. President Barack Obama (L) mingles in the bar with diners at the Common Man restaurant in Merrimack, New Hampshire October 27, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)
The latest poll to come out of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts reveals that the GOP candidate trails President Barack Obama by 32 percent. The poll, conducted by 7News/Suffolk University in Boston, found that 63 percent of respondents said they would vote for Obama and 31 percent would vote for Romney.
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The 7News/Suffolk University poll, which was released on Tuesday, also found that one percent of respondents said they planned to vote for each third party candidate, Jill Stein (Green Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), and that three percent were undecided.
Of the 600 Massachusetts voters 7News/Suffolk University polled, 36 percent identified themselves as Democrats, 12 percent as Republicans and 50 percent as independent or unenrolled. A majority of respondents were white (79 percent), compared to black/African-American (8 percent), Asian (2 percent) or Latino (6 percent). Women accounted for 52 percent of respondents, while men accounted for 48 percent.
Despite being the state where Romney led as governor for four years, Massachusetts has overwhelmingly supported President Obama in all past general election polls there. According to RealClearPolitic's calculations, Obama holds a 19.6-point advantage over Romney in Massachusetts.
In the last presidential election, Massachusetts voted for Obama 62 percent to GOP candidate John McCain's 36.2 percent, the New York Times reported.
The 7News/Suffolk University poll also questioned respondents on the upcoming Senate election race between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The poll revealed that 53 percent of respondents said they would vote for Warren, 46 percent would vote for Brown and one percent were undecided.
Massachusetts 11 electoral votes seem poised to be guaranteed Obama votes, but with one week left until the election, nothing is certain. The latest electoral predictions by Latinos Post place the Commonwealth of Massachusetts clearly in Obama territory.