Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the News: election poll, candidates joust

Yes, there is a primary election coming up Sep 9th. The first chance that Franklin voters will get to use the new high school as their voting location.
The newest poll in the gubernatorial race showed a much tighter contest than previous surveys as the campaign turns the corner into the final two week before the primary election. 
According to a Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, Coakley holds a 12 point lead over Grossman with 42 percent of the vote to Grossman's 30 percent among very likely Democratic voters. Health care administrator Dr. Donald Berwick trails in third place with 16 percent, while 12 percent of likely Democratic primary voters are still undecided. 
The poll, conducted Aug. 21 through Aug. 24, had a 4.9 percent margin of error.
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Meanwhile on the campaign trail, a recent debate held by the Boston Herald was reported on in part by writing:
The Democratic candidates also split on the question of casinos — particularly the suggestion by Republican candidate Charlie Baker that he would consider filing legislation to allow a single casino in Springfield if voters approve a statewide ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law. 
That law allows the state to license up to three casinos and a single slots parlor. 
A third Democratic candidate, Don Berwick, supports the repeal effort, arguing that casinos contribute to a slew of social ills while harming local businesses. 
"I'm just saying to the people of Springfield, please, please look at the information, don't get the wool pulled over your eyes by big money lobbyists," Berwick said.
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