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 2022

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Statement of Methodology

The Suffolk University statewide survey of 500 registered voters was conducted September 10 to September 13, 2022, and is based on live interviews of adults 18 years of age or older who indicated that they were very or somewhat likely to vote in the November 2022 general election for Governor. Each area’s quota and demographic information including gender, race, education, age, and party affiliation was determined from midterm exit polling data, 2020 Census data, the 2021 American Community Survey, and current voter registration statistics. Samples of both standard landline and cell phones 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 error is +/- 4.4 percentage points. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to, coverage error and measurement error.

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Statement of Methodology

The Suffolk University statewide survey of 600 residents was conducted July 20-23, 2022, and is based on live interviews of adults 18 years of age or older. Each area’s quota and demographic information including race, education, and age was determined from 2020 Census data, the 2021 American Community Survey, and affiliated sources. Samples of both standard landline and cell phones 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. All respondents indicated that they were residents of Massachusetts. The 14 Massachusetts counties were grouped into four general regions. The margins of error for the 600 residents and 569 registered voters are +/- 4 percentage points. The margin of error for the 469 likely midterm voters is +/- 4.5 percentage points. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to, coverage error and measurement error.

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Statement of Methodology

This survey of 800 Massachusetts residents was conducted between April 24 and April 28, 2022, 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 2020 Census data, the 2021 American Community Survey, and affiliated sources. Samples of both standard landlines and cell phones 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 error for results based on 800 MA residents is +/-3.5 percentage points. The margin of error for 765 registered voters is +/- 3.5 percentage points. The margin of error for 651 likely midterm election voters is +/- 3.8 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. Suffolk University students Esther Nwanne Ikwani, Douglas Bennett, and Mikaela Linder all contributed questions to this survey.