Electoral votes: 12
2004 result: Kerry 62%, Bush 37%
2000 result: Gore 60%, Bush 33%
Most recent Republican win (1984): Reagan 51%, Mondale 48%
African American percentage: 6.9% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
I'm surprised Obama's lead is not any bigger than those polls indicate. Still, Massachusetts seems pretty safely in the Democratic column.