Suffolk University Political Research Center director David Paleologos is the author of a leading bellwether model that has an 84% record of accuracy in predicting outcomes. Our polls have correctly called national and statewide races.
2012 Massachusetts Senate Race
Suffolk University's poll had Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren beating Republican incumbent Scott Brown by 7 points. Warren won by 7.4 points. Suffolk's bellwethers in Gloucester and Waltham correctly called the Senate race for Warren.
2010 Massachusetts Governor's Race
The Suffolk University poll taken prior to the election showed incumbent Deval Patrick winning the Governor's race by 7 points over Republican Charlie Baker. Patrick won by 6.3 points.
2010 Massachusetts Senate Special Election
In this hotly contested race, Suffolk was the first polling organization to show Republican Scott Brown beating Democrat Martha Coakley. Suffolk's poll showed Brown with a 4-point victory; he won the race by 4.7 points.