A poll released by The Boston Globe has Republican Charlie Baker nearly even in the polls with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Patrick has the backing of 35% of voters while Baker has the backing of 34% which is well within the margin of error. Meanwhile, Treasurer Tim Cahill, the Democrat who is running as an independent, is running a distant third in the race with the support of 11% of Massachusetts voters. Even Cahill's four daughters can't save him.
I have to admit I haven't been overly impressed with Baker. Indeed, one could make the case that Cahill is the more conservative of the two despite his long affiliation with the Democrats. Nonetheless, Baker has a chance to defeat Patrick and Cahill does not. If the objective is get Patrick out of the Governor's office it appears that the best way to achieve that objective is for Massachusetts voters to put their support behind Charlie Baker on November 2nd.