First-Ever Poll Partnership Between Suffolk, The Boston Globe, and USA TODAY

Will survey New Hampshire voters on GOP presidential race, key issues

Suffolk University, The Boston Globe, and USA TODAY will release a poll on the Republican presidential nomination race in New Hampshire and will ask how GOP voters in the Granite State view key issues affecting the race—a first-ever polling partnership between the three organizations.  

The poll will be released on Wednesday, October 4, with full coverage in both The Boston Globe and USA TODAY, less than a week after seven Republican presidential candidates (but not front-runner Donald Trump) faced off in California in the second primary debate and ahead of the Seacoast Media Group and USA TODAY Network 2024 Republican Presidential Candidate Town Hall Forums to be held October 10-15 in Exeter, New Hampshire. 

The survey asks likely primary voters who their first and second choices are among the currently active 13 Republican candidates on the crowded New Hampshire Republican ballot, and the degree to which voters have made up their minds. 

Results of the survey will provide key insights on voter sentiment leading up to the historically first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, which will likely take place in January 2024, though a date has not yet been set. The poll takes voters’ temperature on key issues including housing, personal finances, the opioid epidemic, abortion, climate change, education, and labor unions. 

“In addition to the Republican race for president, this poll will reveal New Hampshire voters’ views on some of the biggest issues facing the Granite State and the country,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “Partnering with both The Boston Globe and USA TODAY creates extraordinary reach across both New England and the nation.” 

“Our independent, trusted journalism provides vital news to empower and inform our communities on the issues that matter most to them,” said Nancy Barnes, editor of The Boston Globe. “We are proud to have expanded our coverage with more reporters on the ground in New Hampshire and are thrilled to partner with Suffolk University and USA TODAY, two outstanding institutions whose reputations and reach will help broaden the impact of this poll for voters across the country.”

USA TODAY Managing Editor for Politics & Washington Caren Bohan said, “USA TODAY is proud to join forces with Suffolk University and The Boston Globe to bring local communities and the entire country reliable, impactful insights and to inform voters where candidates stand on the issues most important to them.”

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The Boston Globe, a 27-time Pulitzer Prize–winning Metro daily news organization, is home to New England’s largest newsroom and features premium local and national journalism. For more than 150 years, the Globe has served the region as a trusted source of news, analysis, and insight, connecting millions of readers to stories and ideas of critical importance to the communities it serves. The Boston Globe is part of Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC, a multimedia organization that provides news, entertainment, and commentary across multiple brands and platforms. BGMP properties also include, Globe New Hampshire, Globe Rhode Island,, STAT, The B-Side, Globe Publishing Services, Globe Events, and Studio/B.


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