New Poll Shows Healey Leading Both Republican Candidates For Governor

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)A new poll by the Boston Globe and Suffolk University released on Tuesday shows Attorney General Maura Healey easily leading both Republican candidates for Massachusetts governor.

Healey led both former Mass. Rep. Geoff Diehl and Wrentham businessman Chris Doughty 54% to 23 and 21%, respectively, when respondents were asked about a head-to-head matchup.

Those contrast with the state numbers for President Biden — almost half of the nearly 600 people surveyed said they disapproved of the job the President is doing in office.

On the Economy

On the economy, about two-thirds of the respondents said they had enough money to live comfortably right now. Almost 46% said that the state is in a recession, while 21% said the economy is in stagnation.

23% of respondents said they were very concerned about their personal financial situation or employment.

On Public Safety

82% of the people surveyed feel safe walking around their neighborhood at night.

On When to Start Teaching Children About Racism in Schools

43% of respondents said that students should begin to learn about racism when they are K-3rd Grade. 21% said it should be when students are in Grades 4-6.

On the Supreme Court

Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, two-thirds of respondents said they are concerned that the Supreme Court will curtail other constitutional rights, such as gay marriage.

On Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Almost 58% of respondents said they would keep the law passed in June that would allow undocumented immigrants to get Massachusetts driver's licenses.

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