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    Expert: Leaders Should Follow Constitution’s Principles, Not Partisan Interest

    As the House of Representatives considers whether to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his alleged role in last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol, a constitutional law expert says it’s unlikely Trump would be able to pardon himself – or for impeachment proceedings to ultimately convict him.
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    Decision 2020: The Winners, the Losers and When Will We Know?

    Unprecedented. Almost everything about the 2020 presidential election is different than before. UMass Lowell gathered three experts -- including UMass system President and former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan -- to discuss the campaigns and where we might all end up after Nov. 3.
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    New Polls Offer Updated View of Likely Voters in Swing States

    UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion conducted polls in October of likely voters in three swing states – New Hampshire, North Carolina and Texas – that offer a total of 57 electoral votes in the presidential election.
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    New N.C. Poll: Biden and Trump Tied

    With less than a week to go before Election Day, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden remain deadlocked in the race for the 15 electoral votes in the swing state of North Carolina, according to a new poll released today.
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    New Texas Poll: Trump and Biden in Close Race

    President Donald Trump is about even with former Vice President Joe Biden in a close contest for Texas’ 38 electoral votes in a new swing state poll of Texas likely voters released today
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    New N.H. Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 10 Points

    Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 10 points among likely New Hampshire voters, according to a new poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    Experts: Expect ‘More Chaos’ in Presidential Debate

    Viewers of tonight’s final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are in for a bumpy ride as Trump goes all out to win voters, according to UMass Lowell politics experts available for interviews about the event. 
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    New National Poll: Young Americans Favor Reforms

    The time has come for reform on how the United States deals with the electoral process, the environment and social justice, according to a new national poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion that takes an in-depth look at the views of Americans age 18 to 39.
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    New National Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 10

    Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump in the contest for the White House in a new national poll of likely voters released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    Decision 2020: UMass Lowell Offers Voting Resources

    Members of the UMass Lowell community have been involved in the election process on multiple fronts, including scholarship and research, voter registration efforts, election polling in battleground states and community education on the history of voting rights.
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    Experts: Specter of COVID-19 Hangs Over VP Debate, Election

    Every moment spent talking about COVID-19 during tomorrow night’s vice presidential debate is a moment Republicans will be “losing the message war,” according to UMass Lowell political scientists available for interviews on the subject.
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    UML Pollster Josh Dyck Takes Pulse of Divided Nation

    Division. Doubt. COVID-19. There's plenty to fret in 2020, but Josh Dyck, who oversees the university's Center for Public Opinion, believes voter turnout isn't one of them.
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    New Texas Poll: Trump up in Close Race

    President Donald Trump has an apparent lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in a close contest for Texas’ 38 electoral votes according to a new poll of likely voters in the state released today.
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    New N.C. Poll: Biden and Trump Tied

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are deadlocked in the race for North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes, according to a new poll released today.
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    New N.H. Poll: Biden Leads Trump in Run for President

    Former Vice President Joe Biden has an eight-point lead over President Donald Trump among likely New Hampshire voters, according to a new poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    Swing State Voters Weigh in on Presidential Race

    UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion recently conducted polls of likely voters in three swing states – New Hampshire, North Carolina and Texas – that offer a total of 57 electoral votes in the presidential election.
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    Poll: Americans’ Views of Systemic Racism Divided by Race

    In the wake of outrage across the nation and racial justice protests, more than half of Americans believe policing in the country is not fair, according to a new national poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    New Mass. Poll: Markey up 12 Points in U.S. Senate Primary

    Incumbent Edward Markey has opened up a double-digit lead over challenger U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III one week before the Democratic primary in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll of Massachusetts voters released today.
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    Experts: Harris ‘the Safest Choice’ as Biden’s VP Pick

    Joe Biden’s selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate in the 2020 presidential race is a “safe” choice that reflects the aspirations of Democrats, according to UMass Lowell political scientists available for interviews.
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    Expert: Trump ‘Throws Gasoline on Fire’ With Bid to Delay Election

    President Donald Trump’s bid to delay the presidential election due to concerns over potential voter fraud is a political tactic designed to create doubt and mistrust among voters, according to a politics expert available for interviews.
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    UMass Lowell a Training Ground for Political Scientists

    UMass Lowell students are gaining experience in political research, polling and data analysis, thanks to their involvement in the university’s Center for Public Opinion.
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    UML Expands Polling in 2020 with Student Help

    With help from undergraduates, the Center for Public Opinion expanded its polling in 2020, measuring approval ratings for political leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and taking the temperature of Democratic primary voters in key early voting states.
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    New Calif. Primary Poll: Sanders has Lead

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is in the lead with likely voters in the California Democratic primary, according to a new poll released today.
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    New Mass. Poll: Sanders, Warren are Neck-and-Neck

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren are locked in a neck-and-neck race for delegates in the Massachusetts primary, according to a new poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    New Minn. Primary Poll: Klobuchar Leads

    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has the most support among likely voters in the Democratic primary race in her home state of Minnesota, according to a new poll released today.
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    New N.C. Primary Poll: Sanders Ahead of Pack

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has the most support among likely voters in the North Carolina Democratic primary, according to a new poll released today.
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    New Texas Primary Poll: Sanders Has Narrow Edge

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has the most support among likely voters in the Texas Democratic primary, according to a new poll released today.
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    New S.C. Primary Poll: Biden Holds Edge

    With the South Carolina presidential primary just 10 days away, former Vice President Joe Biden has a narrow edge over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new poll released today.
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    New Poll: Sanders Leads Democratic Field in N.H.

    Just one day before the New Hampshire Democratic primary, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has the lead among those vying for the party’s nomination, but 40 percent of likely voters say they could still change their mind, according to a new poll by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    New poll: N.H. Democratic primary is too close to call

    With only eight days to go, the New Hampshire Democratic primary is wide open, with a close race for the lead and a large share of likely voters who say they could still change their mind, according to a new poll released on Monday, Feb. 3.
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    Poll: Majority of Millennials Do Not Like Trump, Twitter

    Sixty-two percent of all millennials – Americans ages 18 to 37 – surveyed by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance and only 37 percent said they view the president favorably. The independent, nonpartisan poll of 1,000 adults, which has a margin of error of 3.4 percent, was conducted prior to the government shutdown.
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    Students Gain Campaign Experience in Midterm Elections

    Political science students looking for campaign experience have found plenty of opportunities this year in the open race for the 3rd Congressional District seat and other midterm contests. Many of them cross the border in presidential election years to work in New Hampshire, too.
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    New Poll: Baker, Warren Lead by Large Margins

    Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren have big leads over their opponents among likely voters, according to a new UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion-Boston Globe poll. The statewide poll also looked at voters’ opinions on key ballot questions, the recent Supreme Court confirmation process and the Merrimack Valley gas disaster. 
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    Polling and Parties and Midterms, Oh My!

    Asst. Prof. John Cluverius uses survey research to peer into the minds of voters and politicians. The political scientist and associate director of UML’s Center for Public Opinion shares his insights with students and the media.
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    Poll Finds New Leader in 3rd District Primary Race

    With less than two weeks to go, Dan Koh has moved to the front of the crowded Democratic primary race to represent Massachusetts’ 3rd District, according to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Globe poll released today.
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    Farm-to-Cubicle: CSA Pilot Program Delivers Fresh Produce

    The university is piloting a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program this summer, a joint initiative between the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Public Opinion and Mill City Grows, to lay the foundation for a self-sustaining CSA at the university while also providing research opportunities.
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    New Poll Finds Early Lead Emerging in 3rd District

    Rufus Gifford is leading a crowded field in the Democratic primary race to replace U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, according to the results of a new Boston Globe-UMass Lowell poll released today.
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    UMass Lowell to Host Congressional Debates April 29

    UMass Lowell and the university’s Center for Public Opinion will host debates Sunday, April 29 for Democratic primary candidates running in the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas.
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    University Partners with The Washington Post on Sports Polling

    The university partnered with The Washington Post, one of the nation’s top newspapers, on wide-ranging polls examining Americans’ attitudes toward sports. The polls, the first to look at the topic in more than a decade, have received major coverage.
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    Poll: Majority of Americans Do Not Think College Athletes Should Be Paid

    A majority of Americans say college athletes should not be compensated beyond scholarships, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll. But when marketing, including video games, are involved, two-thirds of respondents said collegiate athletes should be compensated if their names or likenesses are used, according to the findings of the poll, which surveyed 1,000 American adults on their attitudes about sports and related issues. 
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    Poll: Majority of Americans Say Tackle Football Is Unsafe for Young Kids

    A majority of Americans believe it is not safe for children to play tackle football before they reach high school, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today. Of the 1,000 adults surveyed by the national poll, 53 percent feel that tackle football is not a safe activity for kids before they are in high school. This compares to 41 percent who say that tackle football is safe for children to participate in before they are in high school. Some respondents, 6 percent, are undecided on the issue. 
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    Poll: Three-quarters of Football Fans See Head Injuries as Major Problem

    Three-quarters of fans say head injuries in football are a major problem and another six in 10 are worried about off-field violence involving players. Despite that, football remains America’s favorite professional sport, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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    UML Poll: Politics Sway Americans' Support of Basic Rights

    A recent Center for Public Opinion poll found that Americans are willing to allow their support of basic constitutional rights to be swayed when partisan politics are involved.
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    Poll: Partisan Politics Sway Americans’ Support for Constitutional Rights

    Americans are willing to sacrifice their support for basic Constitutional rights – including freedoms of speech, assembly and the press – when such beliefs are tested by people with opposing political views, according to a new national poll from the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Performs a Post-Election Autopsy

    MSNBC host and political correspondent Steve Kornacki returned to UMass Lowell to explain how Donald Trump won the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote by nearly 2.5 million votes.
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    Presidential Race a Challenge for Voters

    Polling expert Marjorie Connelly and political scientist Jeffrey Berry say the 2016 presidential race presents unique challenges for pollsters, the parties and the voters.
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    Polling the Pollster

    Assoc. Prof. Josh Dyck, co-director of the university’s Center for Public Opinion, discusses the business of voter polling.
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    Polling the Pollster

    Assoc. Prof. Josh Dyck, co-director of the university’s Center for Public Opinion, discusses the business of voter polling.
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    Deciphering the Mass. Ballot Questions

    “Especially for deep blue Massachusetts, this is a year for the liberal side to win on ballot initiatives,” said Joshua Dyck, a professor and co-director of Center for Public Opinion at UMass Lowell.
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    New App Tracks Reactions to Clinton-Trump Debates

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell and Dartmouth College has developed two new tools that allow users nationwide to react and view responses to the presidential debates in real time.
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    Poll: 1 in 4 Millennials Prefer Meteor Strike to Presidential Candidates

    Nearly a quarter of Americans ages 18 to 35 would rather see a giant meteor strike the Earth than see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House, according to the new UMass Lowell/Odyssey Millennials poll released today.
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    Poll: Clinton Leads Trump in Key Swing State

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump in the race to capture New Hampshire’s important four electoral votes, according to a new UMass Lowell/7News poll released today.
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    Students Intern and Learn at GOP and Dem Conventions

    Five students are witnessing history at the Republican and Democratic conventions, thanks to generous scholarships from the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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    Poll: Growing Awareness about Concussions in Youth Sports

    Although 80 percent of Americans who participated in a new survey conducted by UMass Lowell's Center for Public Opinion said that playing tackle football was appropriate for adults who are 18 and older, virtually the same number of people (79 percent) said they believe that children under the age of 14 should not play the sport.
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    Poll: Majority of Americans Say Sports Concussions are Major Health Issue

    A majority of Americans say they believe concussions and brain injuries resulting from contact sports and others are a major problem and leagues like the NFL are not doing enough to respond, according to a national poll released by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.
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    Irish Eyes Are on U.S. Presidential Race

    The Center for Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell co-sponsored the Irish Diaspora Conference in Donegal, Ireland, where co-director Frank Talty addressed the U.S. presidential race.
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    For Polls, NH Brings Redemption After Iowa Misses

    Joshua Dyck, a professor of political science at UMass Lowell, talks about the differences of polling in Iowa vs. New Hampshire, where UMass Lowell performed an eight-day tracking poll before the first-in-the-nation primary.