2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Charlie Baker
Republican



The 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor of Massachusetts. As Massachusetts does not have gubernatorial term limits, incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Baker was eligible to run for re-election. However, in a joint press statement with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito released on December 1, 2021, Baker announced he would not seek a third term while Polito announced she also would not seek re-election nor would she run to succeed him.[1][2]

Republican primary

Governor

Declared

Republican candidates[a]
[8]

Publicly expressed interest

Potential

Withdrawn

Declined

Endorsements

Geoff Diehl
Former federal officials
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker
Geoff
Diehl
Karyn
Polito
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D)[A] October 12–13, 2021 556 (LV) ± 4.2% 29% 50% 21%
Advantage, Inc. (R)[B] February 22–26, 2021 221 (LV) ± 6.6% 20% 22% 58%

Lieutenant governor

Candidates

Potential
Declined
Withdrew

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared


Democratic candidates[a]

Formed exploratory committee

Potential

Declined

Withdrawn

Endorsements

Sonia Chang-Díaz
State officeholders
Local officeholders
Organizations
Maura Healey
Federal officials
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Danielle
Allen
Ben
Downing
Maura
Healey
Joe
Kennedy III
Undecided
Advantage, Inc. (R)[B] February 22–26, 2021 406 (LV) ± 4.9% 2% 2% 35% 22% 39%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker[c]
Deb
Goldberg
Maura
Healey
Ayanna
Pressley
Marty
Walsh
Undecided
SurveyUSA (D)[C] August 12–16, 2020 558 (LV) ± 4.1% 3% 25% 13% 25% 34%
62% 1% 13% 7% 4% 13%
Suffolk University June 5–9, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 34% 36% 30%

Lieutenant governor

Candidates

Declared

Democratic candidates[a]
[72]

Potential

Endorsements

Tami Gouveia
State officeholders
Local officials
Adam Hinds
State officeholders
Local officials

Libertarian

Candidates

Withdrew

Independents

Candidates

Declared

Independent candidates[a]

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[82] Lean D (flip) December 3, 2021
Inside Elections[83] Battleground December 3, 2021
Sabato's Crystal Ball[84] Likely D (flip) December 1, 2021
RCP[85] Likely D (flip) January 10, 2022

Polling

Hypothetical polling
Charlie Baker vs. Danielle Allen
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Danielle
Allen (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 33% 12% 6%[e] 48%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 34% 12% 5%[f] 48%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] March 5–9, 2021 800 (A) ± 4.6% 30% 14% 8%[g] 48%
756 (RV) ± 4.7% 31% 14% 6%[e] 49%
Charlie Baker vs. Sonia Chang-Díaz
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Sonia
Chang-Díaz (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 35% 16% 9%[h] 41%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 36% 16% 7%[i] 41%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] March 5–9, 2021 800 (A) ± 4.6% 30% 16% 10%[j] 45%
756 (RV) ± 4.7% 31% 17% 7%[i] 45%
Charlie Baker vs. Benjamin Downing
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Benjamin
Downing (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 35% 11% 8%[g] 46%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 36% 11% 6%[e] 47%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] March 5–9, 2021 800 (A) ± 4.6% 30% 11% 8%[g] 51%
756 (RV) ± 4.7% 31% 12% 6%[e] 51%
Charlie Baker vs. Maura Healey
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Maura
Healey (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research/Northwind Strategies (D) November 15–19, 2021 789 (LV) ± 4.1% 33% 29% 38%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 33% 27% 11%[k] 30%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 34% 28% 9%[h] 29%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] March 5–9, 2021 800 (A) ± 4.6% 30% 27% 10%[j] 34%
756 (RV) ± 4.7% 31% 28% 7%[i] 34%
Charlie Baker vs. Joe Kennedy III
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Joe
Kennedy III (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research/Northwind Strategies (D) November 15–19, 2021 789 (LV) ± 4.1% 36% 30% 34%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] March 5–9, 2021 800 (A) ± 4.6% 35% 25% 10%[j] 30%
756 (RV) ± 4.7% 37% 27% 8%[g] 28%
Charlie Baker vs. Orlando Silva
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Charlie
Baker (R)
Orlando
Silva (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 36% 9% 8%[g] 47%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 37% 9% 7%[i] 47%
Karyn Polito vs. Danielle Allen
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Karyn
Polito (R)
Danielle
Allen (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 21% 17% 8%[g] 54%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 22% 17% 7%[i] 54%
Karyn Polito vs. Sonia Chang-Díaz
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Karyn
Polito (R)
Sonia
Chang-Díaz (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 21% 19% 8%[g] 51%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 23% 19% 7%[i] 52%
Karyn Polito vs. Benjamin Downing
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Karyn
Polito (R)
Benjamin
Downing (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 21% 15% 8%[g] 56%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 22% 16% 7%[i] 55%
Karyn Polito vs. Maura Healey
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Karyn
Polito (R)
Maura
Healey (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research/Northwind Strategies (D) November 15–19, 2021 789 (LV) ± 4.1% 21% 42% 37%
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 18% 32% 10%[j] 40%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 19% 35% 8%[g] 38%
Karyn Polito vs. Orlando Silva
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Karyn
Polito (R)
Orlando
Silva (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov/UMass Amherst[d] November 9–16, 2021 750 (A) ± 4.1% 21% 14% 9%[h] 57%
687 (RV) ± 4.3% 22% 14% 7%[i] 56%
Geoff Diehl vs. Maura Healey with Charlie Baker as an independent
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Geoff
Diehl (R)
Maura
Healey (D)
Charlie
Baker (I)
Undecided
Change Research/Northwind Strategies (D) November 15–19, 2021 789 (LV) ± 4.1% 21% 26% 32% 21%

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d The images in this gallery are in the public domain or are otherwise free to use. This gallery should not be construed as a list of major or noteworthy candidates. If a candidate is not included in this gallery, it is only because there are no high-quality, copyright-free photographs of them available.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  3. ^ As a candidate changing parties to run in the Democratic primary
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Candidates were listed without party affiliation, leading to a large number of respondents selecting neither candidate
  5. ^ a b c d "Would Not Vote" with 6%
  6. ^ "Would Not Vote" with 5%
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Would Not Vote" with 8%
  8. ^ a b c "Would Not Vote" with 9%
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Would Not Vote" with 7%
  10. ^ a b c d "Would Not Vote" with 10%
  11. ^ "Would Not Vote" with 11%
Partisan clients
  1. ^ This poll was sponsored by the Democratic Governors Association
  2. ^ a b This poll was sponsored by the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a Republican-aligned group
  3. ^ This poll was sponsored by Priorities for Progress, a Democratic-aligned group

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