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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, April 1-10, 2016

  • Voters Back Marijuana Legalization, More Charter Schools

    April 14, 2016

    The latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute finds that a majority of voters support ballot questions to legalize marijuana and to add or expand charter schools in Massachusetts. The statewide survey of 497 registered voters, conducted April 1-10, found ...

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  • Clinton, Sanders Well Ahead of Trump, Cruz in Bay State

    April 12, 2016

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders hold healthy leads in Massachusetts general election match-ups against businessman Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Nov. 8-15, 2015

  • Bay State Voters Support Obamacare, Brace for Higher Costs

    November 19, 2015

    With the third annual open enrollment period for Obamacare now underway, a majority of Massachusetts residents say they support the landmark legislation, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Support for Casinos Waning in Massachusetts

    November 16, 2015

    Just over a year since voters endorsed the state's plans to license up to three casinos in Massachusetts, residents may be feeling some buyers' remorse, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct 1-8, 2015

  • Early Polling Finds Democrats in Command

    Voters give positive marks to Clinton and Sanders and take a dim view of Trump

    With the presidential election still more than a year away, Massachusetts voters hold favorable views of the leading Democratic candidates and give them healthy advantages in hypothetical matchups with some of the leading Republicans, according to the latest poll from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, April 6-14, 2015

  • Mixed Support for Warren Presidential Bid

    Movement to draft Senator Elizabeth Warren has little traction in Massachusetts

    While progressive political organizations dream of convincing Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016, a majority of Warren's constituents think a presidential candidacy is a bad idea, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Massachusetts Voters Lean Against Boston Olympics

    State is divided over Boston's Bid for 2024 Games

    With a proposed referendum still more than 18 months away, Massachusetts voters are leaning against Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic summer games, according to the latest survey from the Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct 21-30, 2014

  • Baker Holds Slim Lead in Race for Governor

    New Poll Finds Five-Point Edge Among Likely Voters

    As the race for governor of Massachusetts heads into the final weekend of the campaign, Republican Charlie Baker leads Democrat Martha Coakley by a margin of 46 percent to 41 percent among likely voters, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 20-28, 2014

  • Attempt To Repeal Casino Law Lagging In Massachusetts

    More than half of likely voters say they would vote no

    A majority of voters say they would vote against a ballot question outlawing casinos in Massachusetts, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Poll Finds Candidates for Governor Locked in Tight Race

    Baker, Coakley separated by one percentage point among likely voters

    As the candidates for governor of Massachusetts prepare for a televised debate in Springfield, the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute finds the race to be a dead heat.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, March 31-April 7, 2014

  • Massachusetts Residents Continue to Back Casinos

    Majority Favors Casinos, But Many Oppose Having One in Their Town

    Casinos remain popular as a concept in Massachusetts, just so long as they are located in someone else's community, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Poll: Majority Say Marathon Bombing Changed Boston

    Of those seeing change, many say it is for the better

    As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing approaches, a majority of residents in the state say the bombing changed the city of Boston in a lasting way, according to the latest statewide survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Democrats Maintain Advantage in Race for Governor

    GOP's Charlie Baker trails Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman in latest survey

    With the election for governor still seven months away, Democrats continue to hold an early lead in hypothetical match-ups in the race for the corner office, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Nov 5-11, 2013

  • Economic Confidence Inching Up in Massachusetts

    Most holiday shoppers expect to spend the same or more this year

    Perceptions of the national economy are still far from rosy in Massachusetts, but a growing percentage of adults viewed the economy in a positive light in the latest survey by the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Poll Finds Support for Casinos Remains Strong

    Majority back casinos for state, but not in their communities

    Three out of five adults in Massachusetts say they favor having casinos in the state, but a majority also say they do not want to see a casino in their community, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Support For Medical Marijuana Increasing

    Survey finds majority would welcome a dispensary in their community

    As the state prepares to enter the next phase of implementing a law that permits the use of marijuana to treat serious medical conditions, public support for the idea is on the rise, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct 1-7, 2013

  • Democrats Out in Front Early in Governor's Race

    Poll finds Coakley, Grossman lead Republican Baker in 2014 match-ups

    As the field of candidates for governor of Massachusetts takes shape, Democrats hold an early edge, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Majority in Bay State Hold GOP Responsible for Shutdown

    President Obama’s job approval, support for health care reform rise in latest survey

    Fifty-six percent of adults in Massachusetts say that Republicans in Congress bear the greatest responsibility for the partial shutdown of the federal government, according to the latest telephone survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Springfield Casino Survey, July 8-11, 2013

  • Poll: Springfield Residents Support Casino Proposal

    Survey Finds Majority Favor South End Plan

    A new Western New England University Polling Institute survey conducted for MassLive.com/CBS 3 concludes that a majority of residents in the City of Springfield are supportive of MGM Resorts International's proposal to build an $800 million resort casino. According to the telephone survey of 401 likely voters, 55 percent are for the MGM casino; 35 percent are against it and 8 percent remain undecided.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, June 16-20, 2013

  • Voters View Senate Candidates Evenly on Honesty

    Poll finds Markey has advantage over Gomez on most traits and issue positions

    Voters in Tuesday̢۪s special Senate election are equally likely to view candidates Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez as honest and truthful, but Markey leads Gomez on bipartisanship and economic and gun reform issues, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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  • Markey Holds Upper Hand in Closing Days of Senate Race

    Veteran congessman leads Gomez 49 percent to 41 percent in latest survey

    With voters preparing to go to the polls on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey leads Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez by eight points in the race for the U.S. Senate, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, April 11-18, 2013

  • Nearly Half of Voters Approve of Job Elizabeth Warren is Doing

    One hundred days into her term, Warren also regains ground on favorability

    Voters approve of the job Elizabeth Warren is doing as United States Senator by a margin of nearly two to one, but one-fourth of voters couldn’t offer an assessment 100 days into her term...

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  • Economy tops Voters' Concerns in Senate Race

    Poll results does show some changes in priorities

    The 2013 special U.S. Senate election campaign features a different roster of competitors than the 2012 Massachusetts Senate contest, but the economy still tops the list of issues that concern voters as they decide whom to send to Washington as the state’s junior senator. The latest survey from the Western New England Polling Institute...

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  • Democrats Hold Commanding Leads in Senate Matchups

    Republicans lag in name recognition as Massachusetts primaries near

    U.S. House members Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch lead potential Republican opponents Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Dan Winslow by wide margins in hypothetical match-ups for the U.S. Senate, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.

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Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct. 26 -- Nov. 1, 2012

(Conducted in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA and MassLive.Com)

Massachusetts Voters Split Nearly Evenly Over “Death With Dignity” Question (Nov. 5, 2012)

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Poll: Warren Maintains Four-Point Lead in Senate Race (Nov. 4, 2012)

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Polling Institute Finds Obama Holds Double-Digit Lead in Massachusetts (Nov. 3, 2012)

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Statement of methodology for the Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct. 26 -- Nov. 1, 2012

Complete text of the questionnaires for this survey: Landline version Cell phone version

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 28 -- Oct. 4, 2012

(Conducted in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA and MassLive.Com)

Poll Finds Debates Benefit Both Senate Candidates (Oct. 9, 2012)

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Poll: Obama Holds 30-Point Edge Over Romney in Massachusetts (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Warren Leads Brown by Five Points in Latest Senate Survey (Oct. 7, 2012)

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Statement of methodology for the Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 28 -- Oct. 4, 2012

Complete text of the questionnaires for this survey: Landline version Cell phone version

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 6-13, 2012

(Conducted in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA and MassLive.Com)

Obama Maintains Strong Lead Over Romney in Massachusetts (Sept. 18, 2012)

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Massachusetts Voters Rate Warren Stronger on Health Care, Wall Street, Brown Holds Edge on Bipartisanship (Sept. 17, 2012)

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New Poll Shows Warren Leading Brown in Senate Race (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Statement of methodology for the Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 6-13, 2012

Complete text of the questionnaires for this survey: Landline version Cell phone version

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, May 29 - 31, 2012

(Conducted in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA and MassLive.Com)

Massachusetts Voters Support "Death With Dignity," Medical Marijuana Use (June 4, 2012)

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New Poll: Obama Leads Romney by 22 Points in Massachusetts (June 3, 2012)

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Senate Race a Toss-Up as Warren Closes Gap on Brown (June 2, 2012)

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Statement of methodology for the Massachusetts Statewide Survey, May 29 - 31, 2012

Complete text of the questionnaires for this survey: Landline version Cell phone version

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Feb. 23 -- March 1, 2012

(Conducted in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA and MassLive.Com)

Poll: Voters See Brown Stronger on Bipartisanship, Warren Tougher on Wall Street (March 6, 2012)

Poll Finds Obama Holding Commanding Lead in Massachusetts (March 5, 2012)

Brown Holds 8-Point Lead in Massachusetts Senate Race (March 4, 2012)

Complete text of the questionnaires for this survey: Landline version Cell phone version

 

New England Regional Survey, Oct. 29 -- Nov. 8, 2011

New England Residents Negative About Regional and National Economy

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 29 -- Oct. 5, 2011

Warren Gains Ground on Brown in Senate Race (Oct. 7, 2011)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, March 6-10, 2011

Economic Confidence Tepid in Massachusetts (March 17, 2011) 

Scott Brown Holds Advantage in Early Senate Polling (March 14, 2011)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct. 24-28, 2010

Polling Institute Finds Patrick Leading Baker By 5 Points in Race for Massachusetts Governor (Oct. 29, 2010)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct. 16-21, 2010

Polling Institute Finds Patrick Leads Baker by 8 Points Among Likely Voters (Oct. 22, 2010)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 19-23, 2010

Poll: Patrick Maintains Lead in Governor's Race (Sept. 24, 2010)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, April 11-15, 2010

New Polling Institute Survey Finds Massachusetts Residents Split on Health Care Reform (April 28, 2010)

New Poll Finds Support for Casinos Steady as Legislation Advances (April 22, 2010)

Polling Institute Survey Finds Tight Three-Way Race for Governor (April 19, 2010)

 

Surveys of Springfield and Surrounding Hampden County, Feb. 7-18, 2010

New Polling Institute Survey Paints Mixed Picture of Springfield (April 7, 2010)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Oct. 18-22, 2009

Poll: Massachusetts Residents See Hope for Economy (Nov. 6, 2009)

Poll: Massachusetts Residents Want Casinos, but Not Necessarily in Their Own Backyards (Oct. 28, 2009)

New Poll Finds Coakley Leads Field for U.S. Senate Nomination (Oct. 26, 2009)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, March 1-11, 2009

 Poll Finds Proposed Gas Tax Increase Encountering Heavy Traffic (March 13, 2009)
 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Feb. 2-11, 2009

Massachusetts Confident Kennedy Can Serve Despite Health Problems (Feb. 20, 2009)

Nearly Half See "A Lot" of Political Corruption in the State (Feb. 18, 2009)

Economic Confidence Drops As Bay State Looks to President Obama (Feb. 13, 2009)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Nov. 6-13, 2008

Massachusetts Voters Give Governor Mixed Reviews (Nov. 21, 2008)

Polling Institute Survey Finds Gloom Hangs Over State About Economic Recovery (Nov. 17, 2008)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Sept. 29 - Oct. 6, 2008

Western New England University Polling Institute Finds Voters Oppose Eliminating State Income Tax (Oct. 10, 2008)

Survey Finds Obama Leads by Wide Margin in Massachusetts as Voters Cite Economic Concerns (Oct. 7, 2008)

 

Massachusetts Statewide Survey, Jan. 20-26, 2008

Polling Institute Survey Finds Massachusetts Residents Split on Casino Gambling (March 17, 2008)