The Western New England University Polling Institute, established in 2005, conducts nonpartisan research on public policy issues at the local, state, and regional levels. The Institute, equipped with 23 state-of-the-art computer-assisted telephone interviewing stations, provides the University's faculty and students with valuable opportunities to design and carry out public opinion research. The Institute also conducts survey research for government agencies, news media, and nonprofit organizations.
Democrats More Enthusiastic as Election Nears
Incumbents Baker, Warren hold big leads in latest survey
Even with marquee statewide races that have little suspense, three out of five Democratic likely voters in Massachusetts say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting in the Nov. 6 midterm election, according to the latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute.
The telephone survey of 402 likely voters, conducted Oct. 10 through 27, found that nearly half of those voters – 49 percent – said they are more enthusiastic about voting than usual, while four percent said less enthusiastic and 46 percent said they felt about the same as in past elections.
About the Director
Dr. Tim Vercellotti
Director, Western New England University Polling Institute
Dr. Tim Vercellotti is a professor of political science at Western New England University and director of the Polling Institute. He teaches courses in survey research, media and politics, and political behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at Western New England University, Dr. Vercellotti was director of polling at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame.