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 2020

Poll Documents

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 registered Massachusetts voters was conducted between August 23 and August 25, 2020, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults who indicated that they plan to vote on or before the September 1, 2020 Massachusetts State Democratic primary. Each area’s quota and demographic information -- including race and age -- was determined from exit polling data as well as American Community Survey Census data. 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 county were proportional to the number of likely voters expected based on similar past elections. The 14 Massachusetts counties were grouped into four general regions. Respondents in the household were selected by initially asking for the youngest adult. 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

Poll Documents

Suffolk Press Release

Boston Globe Press Releases

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Massachusetts residents was conducted between June 18 and June 21, 2020, 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.

Poll Documents

Suffolk Press Release

WGBH Press Release

Boston Globe Press Releases

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Massachusetts residents was conducted between April 29 and May 2, 2020, 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.

Poll Documents

Press Release

Boston Globe Press Releases

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Massachusetts residents was conducted between March 24 and March 27, 2020, 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.

Poll Documents

Press Release

Poll: Sanders Poised to Win California, Leading Warren in Close Mass. Race

Boston Globe Press Releases

New Suffolk/Globe poll finds Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren locked in statistical tie in Massachusetts

Kennedy holds narrow lead over Markey in Senate race, new Suffolk/Globe poll finds

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 registered Massachusetts voters was conducted between February 26 and February 29, 2020, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults who indicated that they plan to vote in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Democratic primary. Each area’s quota and demographic information -- including race and age -- was determined from exit polling data as well as American Community Survey Census data. 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 county were proportional to the number of likely voters expected based on similar past elections. The 14 Massachusetts counties were grouped into four general regions. Respondents in the household were selected by initially asking for the youngest adult. 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.