Earlier this week, the Gabriel Gomez campaign for U.S. Senate released a memo outlining an internal polling result that showed that the race against Democrat Edward Markey may be closer than the latest nonpartisan poll suggests.
“The results of our statewide survey are in and the race is razor thin,” said pollster Wes Anderson.
“The data is clear; Gabriel Gomez stands a very good chance of defeating Congressman Ed Markey this June.”
The poll was conducted May 5-7 by OnMessage Inc., a Republican campaign research and strategy firm previously employed by former Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.
The poll shows Markey leading over Gomez by three points, 46-43 percent, with 11 percent of those surveyed remaining undecided in the race. In this internal poll, the lead is close to the 3.4 percent margin of error.
Recent independent polls have shown Markey leading over Gomez by varying margins. A Suffolk University/7 News poll released last week concluded Markey was leading over Gomez among likely voters by a hefty 17 point margin, 52-35 percent.
But two other recent polls concluded that Markey’s lead wasn’t as significant. He led by only four points, 44-40 percent, in a Public Policy Polling survey and by six points, 42-36 percent, in a student organized Emerson College Polling Society poll.
The general election between Markey and Gomez is scheduled for June 25.