Gabriel Gomez trails Edward Markey in new poll

A new poll of likely voters released this morning found Democrat Edward J. Markey leading Republican Gabriel E. Gomez by 7 points in the race for US Senate. That’s the same margin as a poll released Monday.

The new WBUR poll, conducted by the MassINC Polling Group, found Markey took 46 percent to Gomez’s 39 percent, with 11 percent undecided. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.4 percent.

A Suffolk University poll released Monday found Markey ahead 48 percent to Gomez’s 41 percent, with 10 percent of respondents still undecided.

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In the WBUR poll, Markey and Gomez were both seen favorably by the plurality of voters surveyed.

Forty-two percent had a favorable view of Markey, while 31 percent had an unfavorable view of the longtime US Representative.

Forty percent had a favorable view of Gomez, while 27 percent had an unfavorable view of the private equity investor.

The MassINC Polling Group surveyed 500 likely voters by landline and cell phone from June 6-9.

Markey and Gomez won their respective primary races in April. The election to replace John F. Kerry, who resigned his seat to become secretary of state, is set for June 25.