Mass Marginals

 

GEOC

N= 500 100%

Worcester/West ................................. 1 ( 1/ 86) 120 24%

NE ............................................. 2 174 35%

Suffolk ........................................ 3 40 8%

SE Mass/Cape ................................... 4 166 33%

 

 

START

Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for 7NEWS/Suffolk

University and I would like to get your opinions on some political questions.

Would you be willing to spend five minutes answering some questions?

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 88) 500 100%

 

 

GENDR

Gender

N= 500 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 89) 242 48%

Female ......................................... 2 258 52%

 

 

Thank You.

S1. Are you currently registered to vote?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 90) 500 100%

NO/DK/RF ....................................... 2 0 0%

 

 

S2. Are you currently registered as a Democrat, Republican, or Unenrolled/

Independent?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 93) 185 37%

Republican ..................................... 2 61 12%

Unenrolled/Ind ................................. 3 252 50%

Other .......................................... 4 2 0%

Und/Ref/Not reg ................................ 5 0 0%

 

 

S3. How likely are you to vote in the upcoming election for Governor - would

you say you are almost certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the

chances 50-50, or that it is not likely you will vote in the general?

N= 500 100%

Almost certain ................................. 1 ( 1/ 96) 458 92%

Probably vote .................................. 2 42 8%

50-50 .......................................... 3 0 0%

Probably not ................................... 4 0 0%

Definitely not ................................. 5 0 0%

Don't know ..................................... 6 0 0%

 

 

S4. What is your age category?

N= 500 100%

18-24 Yrs ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 99) 19 4%

25-34 Yrs ...................................... 2 41 8%

35-44 Yrs ...................................... 3 97 19%

45-54 Yrs ...................................... 4 119 24%

55-64 Yrs ...................................... 5 115 23%

65-74 Yrs ...................................... 6 70 14%

75+ Yrs ........................................ 7 39 8%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 0 0%

 

 

S5. For statistical purposes only, can you please tell me what your ethnic

background/ancestry is?

N= 500 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/100) 452 90%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 22 4%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 0 0%

Asian .......................................... 4 6 1%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander ..... 5 0 0%

Hispanic/Latino ................................ 6 20 4%

Other (DO NOT READ) ............................ 7 0 0%

Don't know (DO NOT READ) ....................... 8 0 0%

 

 

 

 

Q1. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/101) 138 28%

No ............................................. 2 362 72%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 0 0%

 

 

Q2. Do you currently have children in the school system?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/102) 136 27%

No ............................................. 2 364 73%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 0 0%

 

 

PRE3

Great, I am going to read you a list of individuals in state and local

politics. For each, please tell me if your opinion of them is generally

favorable or generally unfavorable. If you are undecided or if you have never

heard of someone, just tell me that. First take Deval Patrick.

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/103) 500 100%

 

 

Q3. Is your opinion of Deval Patrick generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/104) 6 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 232 46%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 214 43%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 48 10%

 

 

Q4. Is your opinion of Tim Cahill (KAY-Hill) generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/105) 30 6%

Favorable ...................................... 2 118 24%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 226 45%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 126 25%

 

 

Q5. Is your opinion of Charlie Baker generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/106) 42 8%

Favorable ...................................... 2 164 33%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 174 35%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 120 24%

 

Q6. Is your opinion of Jill Stein (STYNE) generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/107) 136 27%

Favorable ...................................... 2 70 14%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 114 23%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 180 36%

 

 

Q7. Is your opinion of Scott Brown generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/108) 14 3%

Favorable ...................................... 2 268 54%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 146 29%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 72 14%

 

 

Q8. Is your opinion of John Kerry generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/109) 16 3%

Favorable ...................................... 2 246 49%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 178 36%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 60 12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q9. Is your opinion of Barack Obama generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/110) 0 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 254 51%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 218 44%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 28 6%

 

 

The following are questions about Massachusetts politicians and issues:

 

 

Q10. Do you think Massachusetts is heading in the right direction or is it on

the wrong track?

N= 500 100%

Right .......................................... 1 ( 1/111) 180 36%

Wrong .......................................... 2 256 51%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 64 13%

 

 

Q11. Does Deval Patrick deserve to be re-elected or is it time to give someone

else a chance?

N= 500 100%

Deserves re-election ........................... 1 ( 1/112) 208 42%

Give someone else a chance ..................... 2 242 48%

Undecided ...................................... 3 50 10%

 

 

Q12. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Deval Patrick is doing as

Governor?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/113) 224 45%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 218 44%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 58 12%

 

 

Q13. There are four candidates for Governor. Which candidate will do the best

job improving the state’s economy? (READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/114) 192 38%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 168 34%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 42 8%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 4 1%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 94 19%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 0 0%

 

 

Q14. Which of the four candidates is most likely to create jobs? - (READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/115) 154 31%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 174 35%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 38 8%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 2 0%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 126 25%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 6 1%

 

Q15. Which of the four candidates has the best temperament to be Governor?

(READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/116) 222 44%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 100 20%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 46 9%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 10 2%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 118 24%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 4 1%

 

 

Q16. Which of the four candidates has run the best campaign?

(READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/117) 188 38%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 114 23%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 24 5%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 10 2%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 152 30%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 12 2%

 

 

 

Q17. There are four candidates for Governor listed on your ballot in the

following order: Democrat Deval Patrick, Republican Charlie Baker, Independent

Tim Cahill, or Green Rainbow Party Jill Stein {STYNE}. For whom will you vote

or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Patrick - Democrat ................... 1 ( 1/118) 222 44%

Vote/Lean Baker - Republican ................... 2 183 37%

Vote/Lean Cahill - Independent ................. 3 50 10%

Vote/Lean Stein - Green - Rainbow .............. 4 6 1%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 39 8%

 

 

Q18. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you prefer

Democrat Patrick, Republican Baker, Independent Cahill, or Green - Rainbow

Party Stein {STYNE}?

N= 39 100%

Vote/Lean Patrick - Democrat ................... 1 ( 1/119) 6 15%

Vote/Lean Baker - Republican ................... 2 12 31%

Vote/Lean Cahill - Independent ................. 3 2 5%

Vote/Lean Stein - Green - Rainbow .............. 4 0 0%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 19 49%

 

 

Q17 & 18         CONSOLIDATED

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Patrick - Democrat ................... 1 ( 1/118) 228 46%

Vote/Lean Baker - Republican ................... 2 195 39%

Vote/Lean Cahill - Independent ................. 3 52 10%

Vote/Lean Stein - Green - Rainbow .............. 4 6 1%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 19 4%

 

 

Q19. If it was apparent that your first choice could not win the election,

which candidate would be your second choice?

N= 481 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/120) 76 16%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 70 15%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 142 30%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 68 14%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 125 26%

 

 

Q20. Should Tim Cahill drop out of the race for Governor?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/121) 200 40%

No ............................................. 2 224 45%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 76 15%

 

 

Q21. Should Jill Stein {STYNE} drop out of the race for Governor?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/122) 176 35%

No ............................................. 2 220 44%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 104 21%

 

 

Q22. Are you aware of the lawsuit filed by Tim Cahill claiming his campaign

for Governor was sabotaged by his own aides, working with Charlie Baker?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/123) 400 80%

No ............................................. 2 92 18%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 8 2%

 

 

Q23. Does Cahill's claim make you more likely to vote for a candidate and if

so whom - Patrick, Baker, Cahill, or Stein?

N= 400 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/124) 98 25%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 90 23%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 28 7%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 4 1%

No difference .................................. 5 150 38%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 6 30 8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q24. Does Cahill's claim make you less likely to vote for a candidate and if

so whom - Patrick, Baker, Cahill, or Stein?

N= 400 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/125) 40 10%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 68 17%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 74 19%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 6 2%

No difference .................................. 5 172 43%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 6 40 10%

 

 

 

Q25. Which is more important to you: maintaining state services or cutting

state spending?

N= 500 100%

Maintaining State Services ..................... 1 ( 1/126) 238 48%

Cutting State Spending ......................... 2 226 45%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 36 7%

 

 

 

Q26. There are a number of statewide ballot questions this fall. One such

question would reduce the state sales tax from six and one quarter percent to

three percent. At this point, do you support or oppose the proposal to cut the

tax?

N= 500 100%

Support cutting to 3% .......................... 1 ( 1/127) 222 44%

Oppose cutting to 3% ........................... 2 246 49%

Undecided ...................................... 3 32 6%

 

 

 

Q27. Another ballot question concerns the elimination of the added sales tax

on alcohol. Would you support or oppose the elimination of the added sales tax

on alcohol?

N= 500 100%

Support elimination ............................ 1 ( 1/128) 228 46%

Oppose elimination ............................. 2 236 47%

Undecided ...................................... 3 36 7%

 

 

Q28. Would you be more likely or less likely to support the current sales tax

on alcoholic beverages if the revenues were strictly earmarked for alcohol and

substance abuse programs rather than the general fund?

N= 500 100%

More likely .................................... 1 ( 1/129) 202 40%

Less likely .................................... 2 162 32%

About the same ................................. 3 86 17%

Undecided ...................................... 4 50 10%

 

 

 

Q29. Regardless of who you are personally supporting for Governor - when all

the votes are counted this fall, who do you believe will be elected Governor

on November 2nd - Deval Patrick, Charlie Baker, Tim Cahill, or Jill Stein

{STYNE}?

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/130) 266 53%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 154 31%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 8 2%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 2 0%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 70 14%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 0 0%