The results of our new MBTA poll for WBUR. Plus, tackling the problem of fabricated data in surveys.
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Boston 2024 backers have claimed their bid for the Olympics has strong majority support. But the polling — including their own — says otherwise.
Half of Bostonians support the Olympics bid, and three-quarters want a chance to vote on it.
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Fifty-six percent supported casinos in Massachusetts; meanwhile, all three Democrats make gains against Charlie Baker.
With delegates preparing to gather next week, Martha Coakley turned in the highest fundraising figures among Democrats, followed by Don Berwick.
Republicans are taking their shot in the districts where they should be most competitive.
How will the casino issue play out, and how might it impact the governor’s race.
Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker by 9 points, down from previous polls
Just over half (52 percent) favor placing a question repealing the state’s casino law on the ballot this November, with 39 percent opposed.
The poll also found openness to legalizing marijuana.
Attorney General Martha Coakley has been catching flack today for flubbing the amount of the Massachusetts gas tax during an appearance on WCVB’s On the Record over the weekend. Coakley said she thought the state’s gas tax was 10 cents per gallon; the actual amount is 24 cents per gallon. Coakley’s error is certainly more understandable than when […]
Due to a new addition to the extended MPG family (Rosalie Ruth Koczela, born 3 weeks ago), we are a bit late on the April fundraising roundup. Rather than rehash the monthly fundraising totals, which have been reported elsewhere, we have summarized the full fundraising data, from January 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014, in […]
Massachusetts residents support reforms that have saved money and reduced crime in other states.
Five Thirty Eight doesn’t know if Missouri is in the South or the Midwest. So we asked Missouri residents ourselves.
Gallup made headlines this week by ranking states based on how many of their residents want to move away. Massachusetts’ residents had the 8th itchiest feet, with 41 percent saying they would leave the Bay State. That number is considerably higher than what we have seen when we asked similar questions in our own polling. We wondered, […]
Given that our research covered many of the topics addressed in the new national report, here’s a quick rundown of what Massachusetts voters think about some of the key issues.