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Statewide Survey of Registered Voters for Midterm Elections

Statewide Survey of Registered Voters

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UMass Lowell and the Boston Globe have partnered to survey Massachusetts voters Oct. 1-7, 2018 ahead of 2018 midterm elections. Our survey of 791 registered voters with a likely voter sub-sample of 485 allows for comparison of the likely electorate with the plausible electorate of all registered voters in the Commonwealth.  

Key Findings

  • Baker and Warren both have large double-digit leads

  • Baker has a 76 percent favorability rating among likely voters

  • On Question 1 (nursing staffing levels) opposition among likely voters is 51 percent, with 43 percent expecting to vote yes

  • Nearly twice as many registered voters said they would not confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh (61 percent) as said they would confirm him (33 percent)

  • Response to the Columbia Gas pipeline explosions is overwhelmingly negative, especially among those in the county effected