A new poll on Sunday shows Rep. Edward Markey (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.
The poll comes with a little over a week in the campaign to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’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 Biden 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.