Cahill Candidacy Likely to Roil Mass. Governor Race
Cahill, who changed his registration from Democrat to unenrolled in June, would be an instant contender in a three-man race. A Boston Globe poll of Massachusetts adults conducted in July shows him in a dead heat with Gov. Deval Patrick, the embattled Democratic incumbent, in such a hypothetical match-up, with the prospective Republican nominee, either health care executive Charlie Baker or businessman Christy Mihos coming in about 10 percentage points back.
In contrast, a Rasmussen Reports poll of a two-man race, conducted in August, showed Mihos leading Patrick while Baker and Patrick were essentially tied.