Capuano, Pressley Pressing Onward

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.


Capuano Said to Have 13-Point Lead

By Josh Resnek

Congressman Mike Capuano and his opponent Ayanna Pressley debated last week, and according to political pundits, it was a no hit, no runs, no error performance by everyone involved.

In a race with two candidates who stand for virtually all the same things, no other outcome was possible.

Everett is said to be strongly pro-Capuano as the incumbent has not been taking anything for granted and has been making numerous public appearances here as well as outreach to local voters.

W-BUR polling reveals that Pressley has not made an inroad into Capuano’s lead for the 7th Congressional District.

“We saw a very similar margin when we polled this race back in February to what we see today,” said Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducted the survey for WBUR.

Forty percent of voters polled say they would prefer a candidate who has been around awhile, with experience in how Congress works. Forty percent say they prefer someone new to Congress with fresh ideas and perspectives.|

The district encompasses parts of Boston, Cambridge and Milton, and all of Chelsea, Everett, Randolph and Somerville.

Pressley has argued that in her life experience as an African-American woman, she represents the voters of the district better. Most voters, 55 percent, say a candidate’s gender should not be a consideration when deciding whom to support.

Capuano leads among both men and women.

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