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Geoff Diehl disputes poll that shows Maura Healey has 27-point lead


Geoff Diehl’s campaign is disputing the results of new poll that shows the Republican is far behind Maura Healey in the gubernatorial race.

The UMass/WCVB poll released Friday shows Attorney General Healey with a 59-32% lead over the Trump-backed former state representative, with about a week to go before the election.

“Today’s poll released by UMass/WCVB is without merit and completely flawed in its modeling of the electorate,” said Diehl Campaign Manager Amanda Orlando in a statement.

Orlando said the poll “dramatically undersampled” unenrolled voters, who she said make up a larger majority of the voting population than was represented, and oversampled Democrats by a “two-to-one” margin.

“This attempt by a state-funded institution to suppress the vote for the Diehl campaign by fraudulently running this type of poll is truly sad and does a great disservice to the voters,” Orlando said.

Seven hundred likely voters, including 415 Democrats, 162 Republicans and 123 Independents, were surveyed from Oct. 20-26.

Diehl and Healey, a Democrat, are vying to replace Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who chose not to run for a third term.


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