UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion


Boston Mayoral Race - Head to Head, Oct. 10, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013 UMass Lowell Poll

Poll Conducted Oct. 2-7, 2013: Highlights from interviews with 605 Registered Voters and 375 Likely Voters in the city of Boston (plus or minus 5 percentage points for all registered voters, and plus or minus 6 percentage points for all likely voters). 
 
Topline Document (Full Questionnaire/Data) (pdf)

Connolly v. Walsh - Head to Head
Boston City Councilor John Connolly leads former state representative and union leader Marty Walsh by a margin of 45% to 37% among likely voters (LVs) in the race for Mayor of Boston, set to be decided on November 5, 2013; Connolly’s lead is +4 among registered voters (RVs), 38% to 34%. With under a month to go before election day, Connolly, who was the first to enter the race and has campaigned heavily on the issue of improving education standards in the city of Boston, is the favorite to be Boston’s next mayor. With 18% of LVs saying they are undecided, there is still room, however, for this race to evolve in the weeks ahead. Additionally, 4 in 10 LVs report soft support for their preferred candidate, describing their selection of Connolly (39%) and Walsh (42%) as not a firm choice. Read The Full Highlights.