[Jane Swift]'s performance as lieutenant governor is also resonating better with voters - a possible sign that her renewed commitment to education is being well received. The poll shows 31 percent of voters approve of the job Swift's doing as [Paul Cellucci]'s second-in-command - an increase of 11 percent from December.
Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who will assume gubernatorial duties when Swift is out of state, would beat Swift by a margin of 37 percent to 23 percent, with 40 percent undecided. U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan would best Swift 37 percent to 25 percent, with 38 percent undecided, while Senate President Thomas F. Birmingham has a 37 percent to 25 percent advantage over Swift, with 38 percent undecided.
Swift is neck-and-neck with both candidates - the only ones who have formally announced. [Warren Tolman] is stuck in a dead heat with Swift at 25 percent each, and [Steve Grossman] edges her out just 26 percent to 25 percent. Both matchups, however, include an undecided pool of 50 percent.