Despite Wide Margin, Mass. Governor Candidate Don Berwick Continues On Campaign Trail

He trails by 40 points in the latest poll, but Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is talking like it’s his race to lose. Berwick visited and Pittsfield and Holyoke Friday.

“We have the largest field staff and volunteer corps in the state,” Berwick says. “Over 2,000 people already volunteering for this campaign and that’s going to go up dramatically. Knocking on doors, making people acquainted with me. I’m convinced we’ve got the best program of any of the candidates in this race and I look forward to making that case between now and the election.”

Berwick is former Obama administration health care official….and has centered his campaign around a push for single-payer health care. He won a spot on the Democratic ballot by exciting liberal party activists. A poll conducted by the Boston Globe found Attorney General Martha Coakley leading the way over State Treasurer Steve Grossman 45-percent to 20. Berwick registered 5 percent in that poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error.