Asked who they would support if the election were held today, Patrick led with 34 percent, following by Cahill at 29 percent and Baker at 27 percent, the Western New England College Polling Institute found.
There’s not really much good news for anyone other than Cahill in this poll (read the whole thing (PDF) at this link). Patrick’s fav/unfav (40/48) and approve/disapprove (34/49) numbers are still stubbornly low; the right track/wrong track numbers still suck (30/60), and he’s only five points ahead of Cahill. But the person who should be really worried by this poll is Charlie Baker. Pretty clearly, Tim Cahill is not going away any time soon. He still has a ton of money in the bank, and his numbers are respectable and apparently getting better rather than worse.
So Charlie doesn’t have to fight off Christy Mihos. But that may have been the least of his worries.