A head to head comparison of the Massachusetts 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Charlie Baker received 1.8M (66.8 %) votes, beating Jay Gonzalez who gained 886.3k (33.2 %) by 895.7k votes in Massachusetts.
Jay Gonzalez won 30 counties out of the 365 counties that make up Massachusetts. The record shows that Charlie Baker won 335 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 3M total number of votes were cast. Charlie Baker got 1,781,982 (2M) over Jay Gonzalez 886,281 (886k). He won the popular vote by 1,781,982 (2M). His victory in the State of Massachusetts (with 1,781,982 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
All Candidates (Gubernatorial General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (MIDDLESEX, MIDDLESEX and MIDDLESEX), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Counties Comparison in General Elections
MIDDLESEX, MIDDLESEX and MIDDLESEX, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Charlie Baker, giving him a 496k vote advantage.