Taken together, Iowa and New Hampshire pretty much cover the demographic and political bases, at least for Republican primaries.
The data visualization below by Maya Jonas-Silver was originally posted as an article on CommonWealth.
Plus MPG testifies on transportation, the latest on 2016, and all about John Boehner.
Gov. Charlie Baker is testifying today on Beacon Hill in support of two pieces of legislation his administration has filed on energy issues. The first would lift the cap on net metering for solar power, increasing the amount that residents, businesses and communities can get back from electric companies for generating their own solar power. The […]
Data fabrication (i.e. creating fake survey data) has been a concern since the beginning of organized survey research. The risk has always been present that someone in the chain of survey data collection and processing would simply invent the data rather than gathering it the right way. A new paper from MPG President Steve Koczela and several co-authors […]
Why outsiders are the frontrunners in our new New Hampshire GOP primary poll.
After much delay, CNN amended the criteria for who will be included in their Republican primary debate in two weeks. The new criteria still leave questions.
The MassINC Polling Group will work with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at The University of Chicago to hold a conference on survey data fabrication in 2016. The work will be funded through a grant awarded to NORC and MPG from the US Department of Health and Human Services. This conference funding is the […]
Plus, the last word (cloud) on Boston 2024; criminal justice reform; GOP primary debate madness.
Boston-area voters need look no further than the bathroom mirror for whom to thank or blame for killing Boston 2024.
Which side is punching up, and which is punching down?
Americans really want to host the 2024 Olympics. They want it more than they have in the past. They want it more than other countries do. They want it more than almost any country ever has.
WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) are pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership through June 2016. The WBUR Poll will continue to cover the most pressing political issues of the day, bringing Massachusetts public opinion to the center of the conversation.
Governor Charlie Baker rolled out the findings and recommendations of his administration’s Opioid Addiction Working Group at a press conference on Monday. Recent polls on the issue suggest the administration’s approach will find an appreciative public.
Does the WBUR poll show that Bid 2.0 will pull higher levels of support? Possibly. But there are realities of polling to keep in mind before placing any bets.
A high-profile case highlights the threat of fabrication in survey research.
MPG’s research paper presented at the 2015 AAPOR Conference.
Plus, how we did predicting the outcome of the casino vote in Brockton, and previews of this year’s AAPOR Conference (spring break for polling nerds).
MBTA panel sheds little light on key issue
Plus, a local polling roundup, what Americans think about gay marriage, and an ode to the Census.