SUPRC Massachusetts Polling

Expert Polling in Suffolk's Backyard

Since 2002, the Suffolk University Political Research Center has been successfully polling and analyzing elections and political issues right in Suffolk's backyard. In elections for Senate, Governor and President, SUPRC has been in the field in the Bay State for over ten years.

Massachusetts 2021

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Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Boston residents was conducted June 23 through June 26 and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 22 wards in Boston who indicated they were either somewhat or very likely to vote in the September 2021 preliminary election for mayor and could name the month of the preliminary election. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and voter turnout data from past city elections as well as expected turnout from contested council seats. Wards were grouped into five general regions. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is +/- 4.4percentage 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 Articles

Boston Globe Articles

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Massachusetts residents was conducted between March 25 and March 28, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older. Each area’s quota and demographic information -- including race, education, and age -- was determined from 2010 Census data, the 2018 American Community Survey, and affiliated sources. Samples of both standard landlines (11 percent) and cell phones (89 percent) were called using a probability-proportionate-to-size method, which means that the phone numbers assigned to each area were proportional to the number of adult residents in each area. The 14 Massachusetts counties were grouped into four general regions. 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 that follows. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.