UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion


Potential U.S. House bid by Joseph Kennedy III, Feb. 9, 2012

Feb 9, 2012 UMass LowellBoston Herald Political Poll

Poll Conducted Feb 2-4 and 6-8, 2012: Highlights from interviews with 408 registered voters in Massachusetts (plus or minus 6.4 percentage points for all registered voters)


Kennedy III v. Bielat
The Kennedy family hiatus from Capitol Hill may turn out to be brief if Joseph Kennedy III decides to run for U.S. House in the newly redrawn Fourth Congressional District (CD4) in Massachusetts: In a new University of Massachusetts Lowell-Boston Herald poll, the first “fourth-generation” Kennedy to consider running for Congress leads by 2-to-1 – 60% to 28% - in a trial heat against Sean Bielat, the Republican who lost to Democrat Barney Frank in the old CD4 by 54 to 43% in 2010. READ FULL HIGHLIGHTS.