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BOSTON—Over 100 people gathered for a standing-room-only event at Suffolk University Law School Friday morning to talk about the 2010 statewide elections.  MassINC Polling Group president Steven Koczela joined Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh and NECN reporter Alison King to discuss the campaigns, the issues, and the voter opinions that made up this year’s exciting season.  The discussion was moderated by CommonWealth magazine editor Bruce Mohl.


Framing the discussion was a poll released the day before the event by the MassINC Polling Group, which found that Patrick had won the female vote by a decisive 24 points; Charlie Baker won by only 14% among unenrolled voters; and lost 26% of the Democratic and unenrolled Scott Brown supporters. 

The panelists expanded upon Koczela’s information, based on their months of election-related reporting, and perspective gained from covering Massachusetts politics throughout the years.

After firing several rounds of questions, Mohl turned it over to the audience, which wasted no time speculating on what would come next in the Massachusetts political climate.  Many of the questions focused on who would face Scott Brown in 2012, and who might be the next Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2014.

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