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 […]
A new Pew poll reveals that, on this issue, Bay State residents essentially mirror national opinion.
Though we will have a full roundup at the end of this month, here is what the gubernatorial candidates reported for March 1-15.
Business leaders want better partnership and communication with the education system to better prepare students for the workplace.
Coakley has leads in both the Democratic primary and the general election against Charlie Baker.
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.
Boston residents are even more supportive of criminal justice reform proposals than are residents statewide, where support is already quite high. Three quarters of Boston residents would prefer the criminal justice system focus on prevention or rehabilitation, while the current system is seen as most effective at punishment.
Democrats Don Berwick and Juliette Kayyem have relied more on out of state contributions than have other candidates.
February may be the shortest month, but gubernatorial candidates are continuing to rake in the cash. Here’s where the money race stands this month.
When does the primary election trump the general? A look at the competitiveness of the districts that voted in special elections yesterday.
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 […]
A “whopping” increase in six-figure state salaries? Not really.
Opening the open checkbook.
Massachusetts residents want the system to focus more on prevention and rehabilitation — two things they think it’s not very effective at right now.
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. […]
With so many factors stacked against them, open seats may represent Republicans’ best shot to gain ground.
Democrats have had a lock on the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation (as well as every statewide office) for some time now, with the exception of Scott Brown’s brief tenure as our junior U.S. Senator. To change this reality, Republicans (and independents) need to find voters who can be persuaded to change their party preference. In short, they […]
The January fundraising totals are in for the gubernatorial candidates, Attorney General Martha Coakley, who is leading the field in name recognition and favorability in our recent WBUR poll, also topped the field in the cash race. Coakley narrowly edged Republican Charlie Baker for the largest monthly haul, followed closely by State Treasurer Steve Grossman. […]
All 351 cities and towns, ranked by their votes for Republicans.