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Gubernatorial candidates reported $894,007 in contributions, and added just over half a million dollars of their own money into their campaign accounts.
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 […]
Though we will have a full roundup at the end of this month, here is what the gubernatorial candidates reported for March 1-15.
Meanwhile, more support than oppose full legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts.
Signals suggest Scott Brown announcing a Senate run in New Hampshire this afternoon amid upside down favorability ratings. But favorables and likeability aren’t everything—the 2012 Massachusetts Senate campaign showed us that.
Democrats Don Berwick and Juliette Kayyem have relied more on out of state contributions than have other candidates.
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 […]
Opening the open checkbook.
Thank you to all who attended the event on big data and the future of journalism last night at District Hall. Thank you also to the sponsors who made the event possible and panelists who made the event excellent. Special thanks to Google, WBUR, and the Knight Foundation for their support. A few wrap up links. […]
All 351 cities and towns, ranked by their votes for Republicans.
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 […]
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 […]
May is National Bike Month, and to mark the occasion WGBH News is kicking off its “Right of Way” series about the relationship between cyclists, drivers and pedestrians on our roads. As part of that effort, WGBH commissioned MPG to field three questions about bikes and cars in our most recent quarterly omnibus poll. (Read […]
View topline View full story A WGBH News poll released today shows that only one out of three Massachusetts residents feel drivers and bicyclists on the region’s roads interact safely. For full poll results, see WGBH.org. The poll was conducted by The MassINC Polling Group April 23-27 among 501 Massachusetts residents.
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 […]
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 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 […]
View Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Consumer confidence fell this quarter to the lowest level in over a year, according to poll data released today by The MassINC Polling Group. The Massachusetts Index of Consumer Sentiment dropped about 15 points to 71.2 since October 2012, a reversal of a yearlong trend of steady improvements in consumers’ […]
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 […]