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DCCC MA6 polling memo

Update: We have received confirmation that the favorable / unfavorable ratio is 59/24, resolving the earlier ambiguity. Posted April 5, 2014. There has been some disagreement and ambiguity concerning The Hill’s description of a DCCC poll of the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District’s Democratic Primary. Specifically, the description of Tierney’s favorables is ambiguous in the article. According […]

Live blog – special election turnout

8:10 PM – Here’s the updated table and map with the 6 PM turnout. Polls are now closed, and we’ll update tomorrow with the final figures. 7:10 PM – The 6 PM update is in. By and large, a similar pattern is holding in terms of where turnout is relatively higher and lower. The only obvious aberration is […]


WBUR signs with The MassINC Polling Group for another political season

Renews local, statewide polling partnership through mid-2014 WBUR and The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) will continue their polling relationship through June of 2014, they announced today. MPG will serve as WBUR’s pollster on elections and policy issues, and MPG President Steve Koczela will provide on-air analysis of Massachusetts politics. The continued partnership will begin with […]

Q3 Trend Monitor: Markey edges Brown in 2014 matchup; consumer confidence slips

View Trend Monitor View Crosstabs Below are highlights from The MassINC Polling Group’s quarterly poll, released today. Markey edges Brown in 2014 matchup Scott Brown would face a tough uphill climb to reclaim a Senate seat in 2014, according to The MassINC Polling Group’s quarterly poll. If the 2014 Senate election were held now, 43 percent […]

Half of voters are aware of Senate Election

View crosstabs Just 50 percent of registered Massachusetts voters are aware that there is an election for US Senate in the next few months. The other half are divided between those who don’t know when the next election is (22 percent) and those who think it is sometime later (28 percent). Fewer voters are aware […]

Polls, focus groups find voters open to revenues for transportation improvements

View Report View Sept. 2012 Crosstabs View Feb. 2013 Crosstabs Voters recognize potential benefits of raising revenue; support rises with specifics on spending Massachusetts voters see the potential benefits of raising additional revenue for transportation improvements and are open to several possible sources of revenue, according to a report on a series of polls and […]


Rich Parr, Research Director

Rich Parr has joined The MassINC Polling Group as Research Director. Parr comes to us from the Boston-based business association A Better City, where he served as Policy Director since April 2010. In his new role Parr will help us serve our growing client base and add to our editorial and analytical offerings. Prior to […]

Mass voters prefer competitive primary; Brown looks strong

View Topline View Crosstabs With signals of his interest is possibly entering the likely special election to replace outgoing Senator John Kerry, Congressman Steve Lynch appears poised to force a Democratic primary. This should please Democratic leaning voters, who say they would prefer a competitive primary. Among those voters who say they would vote in […]