Issues Polls

Suffolk runs a number of issues polls—covering a number of pressing and topical stories—in conjunction with USA Today.

Issues Poll 2021

Poll Documents

Suffolk Article

USA TODAY Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Detroit residents was conducted July 13 through July 17, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all seven city council districts in the city of Detroit. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and American Community Survey data. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is +/- 4.4 percentage points. Error margins increase for smaller subgroups in the cross-tabulation document above. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article:

USA TODAY Article:

David Paleologos' Analysis:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Milwaukee residents was conducted June 3 through June 6, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 15 aldermanic districts in the city of Milwaukee. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and American Community Survey data. Aldermanic districts were grouped into three general regions. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is +/- 4.4 percentage points. Error margins increase for smaller subgroups in the cross-tabulation document above. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article:

USA TODAY Articles:

Statement of Methodology

This nationwide Suffolk University/USA Today survey was conducted through live interviews of Trump voters identified from previous 2020 SU/USAT national and state polls. The survey of 1,000 Trump voters was conducted immediately after the Senate impeachment trial concluded, from February 15 to February 20, 2021. Demographics of Trump voters correlated with demographic proportions of Trump voters from previous national surveys using cell phones and landlines. Respondents in the households were selected by identifying and confirming voter information from previous surveys. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is +/-3.1 percentage points. Error margins increase for smaller subgroups in the cross-tabulation document above. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.