UMass Lowell/Boston Herald Massachusetts 2012 Presidential PollInside the numbers:
- Barack Obama-Joe Biden 60% (57%)
- Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan 35% (33%)
Sixty percent of Bay State voters now have an unfavorable view of Romney.
In a University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Herald poll last December, Romney was viewed favorably by 40 percent of Bay State voters and unfavorably by 48 percent. But the campaign apparently has taken a toll on the Republican nominee on his home turf.
Obama’s popularity, meanwhile, has not changed in the past year, the poll shows.
In the new survey, conducted Sept. 13-17, Obama is viewed favorably by 60 percent of voters, with just 34 percent viewing him unfavorably. Those numbers are virtually the same as the UMass-Lowell poll last December.