Poll: Markey holds double digit lead over Gomez in Mass. race

A new poll on Sunday shows Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Healthcare: GOP plan marks new phase in ObamaCare fight Overnight Healthcare: Dems trying to force Zika vote | White House tries to stall opioids bill for $$ | Free Lyft rides from ObamaCare Overnight Healthcare: New momentum to lift ban on gay men donating blood MORE (D) holding a double digit lead over GOP contender Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special Senate election.

The Boston Globe poll finds Markey with 54 percent support to Gomez at 41, with only 4 percent saying they are undecided. 

When including undecided voters, however, Gomez closes the gap slightly, trailing by 54 to 43.

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Gomez holds an edge among independents by 9 points, but political watchers question if that is enough to help him win in the deep blue state.

The poll comes with a little over a week in the campaign to fill Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryDozens of Clinton meetings left off State schedule: report Overnight Cybersecurity: Sit-in disrupts cyber hearings | Trump tries to defend claim Clinton was hacked Kerry backs government access to encrypted data MORE’s (D) former seat , with voters headed to the polls on June 25.

The candidates held their second debate last Wednesday, with Gomez working to win over independent and centrist voters.

Gomez touted his support for same-sex marriage, and said he was “ashamed” more Republicans had not supported a bill to expand background checks in the Senate. Markey, though, has sought to tie Gomez to congressional Republicans.

Democrats have pulled out all the stops for Markey in the last few weeks in hopes of avoiding an upset like 2010, when Republican Scott Brown won election to the Senate.

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: US 'preferred a different outcome' on Brexit Abortion is weakness for Clinton VP favorite Overnight Defense: Biden hits Trump on national security | Dems raise pressure over refugees | Graham vows fight over spending caps MORE held a fundraiser for Markey in Washington on Tuesday night and President Obama stumped for him on Wednesday in the state.

Obama warned voters that the race could come down to turnout, urging his supporters to flock to the polls to back Markey.

The poll taken from June 11 to 14 has a 4-point margin of error.

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