As she ended her campaign for governor Thursday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz trailed her primary opponent Attorney General Maura Healey by more than 30 points, according to newly released poll results that also showed her far ahead of her remaining opponents.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst/WCVB Poll released late Thursday found Healey leading Chang-Díaz for the Democratic nomination by a 49-17 margin.

“Healey led Chang-Díaz across all types of voters,” Raymond La Raja, professor of political science at UMass Amherst and associate director of the poll, said in a statement. “But perhaps most challenging for the Chang-Díaz campaign – in a race that would likely decide the first woman elected Massachusetts governor – was that three in four women who had made up their mind preferred Healey.”

Associate professor and poll director Tatishe Nteta declared the race for the Democratic nomination “over, and Maura Healey will be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer this September.”

The poll of 1,000 Massachusetts registered voters was conducted by YouGov between June 15-21 and also found Geoff Diehl leading his Republican gubernatorial primary opponent Chris Doughty by a 52-16 margin.

A UMass Lowell poll released Wednesday showed Healey leading Diehl 61 percent to 30 percent.

While 70 percent of those in the UMass Amherst poll were undecided about the Democrats running for lieutenant governor and 65 percent didn’t know who they’d choose among Democrats for attorney general, only 44 percent were undecided in the Secretary of State primary between Democrats Bill Galvin and challenger Tanisha Sullivan. Galvin led Sullivan 35 percent to 21 percent among those polled who expressed a preference.

Supporters of a Constitutional amendment imposing a 4 percent surtax on annual household income above $1 million outnumbered opponents, 54 percent to 32 percent. A ballot question overhauling alcoholic beverage licensing was favored by 38 percent and opposed by 24 percent, according to the UMass Amherst/WCVB poll.

Healey Leads Diehl in Gubernatorial Polls

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