GEOC

N= 500 100%

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

NE ............................................. 2 175 35%

Suffolk ........................................ 3 39 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%

 

Gender

N= 500 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 89) 238 48%

Female ......................................... 2 262 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. 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/ 93) 460 92%

Probably vote .................................. 2 40 8%

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

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

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

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

 

S3. Are you currently registered as a Democrat, Republican, or Unenrolled/

Independent?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 96) 183 37%

Republican ..................................... 2 62 12%

Unenrolled/Ind ................................. 3 248 50%

Other .......................................... 4 7 1%

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

 

S4. What is your age category?

N= 500 100%

18-24 Yrs ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 99) 13 3%

25-34 Yrs ...................................... 2 45 9%

35-44 Yrs ...................................... 3 88 18%

45-54 Yrs ...................................... 4 117 23%

55-64 Yrs ...................................... 5 109 22%

65-74 Yrs ...................................... 6 77 15%

75+ Yrs ........................................ 7 43 9%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 8 2%

 

 

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

background/ancestry is?

N= 500 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/100) 425 85%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 25 5%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 4 1%

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

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander ..... 5 2 0%

Hispanic/Latino ................................ 6 22 4%

Other (DO NOT READ) ............................ 7 15 3%

Don't know (DO NOT READ) ....................... 8 3 1%

 

 

 

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

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/101) 108 22%

No ............................................. 2 389 78%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 3 1%

 

 

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

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/102) 143 29%

No ............................................. 2 357 71%

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) 3 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 233 47%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 219 44%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 45 9%

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/105) 19 4%

Favorable ...................................... 2 140 28%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 196 39%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 145 29%

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/106) 24 5%

Favorable ...................................... 2 182 36%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 181 36%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 113 23%

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/107) 127 25%

Favorable ...................................... 2 85 17%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 123 25%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 165 33%

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/108) 6 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 272 54%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 141 28%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 81 16%

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/109) 9 2%

Favorable ...................................... 2 223 45%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 210 42%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 58 12%

 

 

 

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

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/110) 2 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 256 51%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 191 38%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 51 10%

 

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) 196 39%

Wrong .......................................... 2 251 50%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 53 11%

 

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) 215 43%

Give someone else a chance ..................... 2 243 49%

Undecided ...................................... 3 42 8%

 

 

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

Governor?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/113) 220 44%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 222 44%

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

 

 

Q13. 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%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/114) 217 43%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 187 37%

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

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 6 1%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 52 10%

 

Q14. 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= 52 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/115) 11 21%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 7 13%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 7 13%

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

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 25 48%

 

Q13 & 14         COMBINED

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/114) 228 46%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 194 39%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 45 9%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 8 2%

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

 

 

Q15. If it was apparent that your first choice could not win the election,

which candidate would be your second choice?

N= 475 100%

Deval Patrick .................................. 1 ( 1/116) 47 10%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 58 12%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 178 37%

Jill Stein ..................................... 4 55 12%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 137 29%

 

Q16. Did you watch the debate Monday night?

N= 500 100%

MONDAY BEFORE 8:00 ............................. 0 ( 1/117) 142 28%

Yes ............................................ 1 114 23%

No ............................................. 2 213 43%

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

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 4 23 5%

 

 

Q17. Who won?

N= 114 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/118) 34 30%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 13 11%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 6 5%

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

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 57 50%

 

 

Q18. Did Barack Obama's recent visit to campaign for Deval Patrick have an

impact on the race?

N= 500 100%

Yes-helped Patrick ............................. 1 ( 1/119) 101 20%

Yes-helped Baker ............................... 2 19 4%

Yes-helped Cahill .............................. 3 0 0%

No-made no difference .......................... 4 302 60%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 77 15%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 6 1 0%

 

Q19. Who has run the best campaign for Governor?

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/120) 185 37%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 112 22%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 48 10%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 10 2%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 145 29%

 

Q20. Who has run the worst campaign for Governor?

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/121) 30 6%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 94 19%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 126 25%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 124 25%

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

 

Q21. Who has the best temperament to be Governor?

N= 500 100%

Deval Patrick - Democrat ....................... 1 ( 1/122) 230 46%

Charlie Baker - Republican ..................... 2 109 22%

Tim Cahill - Independent ....................... 3 37 7%

Jill Stein - Green - Rainbow ................... 4 13 3%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 111 22%

 

Q22. For Attorney General, the candidates are Martha Coakley - Democrat, and

Jim McKenna - Republican. At this point, for whom will you vote or toward whom

do you lean?

N= 500 100%

Martha Coakley - Democrat ...................... 1 ( 1/123) 284 57%

Jim McKenna - Republican ....................... 2 157 31%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 59 12%

 

Q23. There are three candidates for Secretary of State listed on your ballot

in the following order: Bill Galvin - Democrat, Bill Campbell - Republican,

or Jim Henderson - Unenrolled. For whom will you vote or toward whom do you

lean at this time?

N= 500 100%

Bill Galvin - Democrat ......................... 1 ( 1/124) 243 49%

Bill Campbell - Republican ..................... 2 90 18%

Jim Henderson - Unenrolled ..................... 3 25 5%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 4 142 28%

 

 

Q24. For State Treasurer the choices are Steven Grossman (GROSS-mun) -

Democrat, or Karyn Polito (Po-LEE-toe) - Republican. For whom will you vote or

toward whom do you lean at this time?

N= 500 100%

Steven Grossman - Democrat ..................... 1 ( 1/125) 197 39%

Karyn Polito - Republican ...................... 2 178 36%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 125 25%

 

Q25. There are three candidates for State Auditor listed in the following

order: Suzanne Bump - Democrat, Mary Z. Connaughton (CONN-ah-tin) -

Republican, and Nathanael Fortune - Green-Rainbow. For whom will you vote or

toward whom do you lean at this time?

N= 500 100%

Suzanne Bump - Democrat ........................ 1 ( 1/126) 142 28%

Mary Z. Connaughton - Republican ............... 2 130 26%

Nathanael Fortune - Green-Rainbow .............. 3 26 5%

Undecided ...................................... 4 202 40%

 

 

Q26. Which is more important to you: maintaining state services or cutting

state spending?

N= 500 100%

Maintaining State Services ..................... 1 ( 1/127) 221 44%

Cutting State Spending ......................... 2 239 48%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 40 8%

 

 

Q27. 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 ( 1/128) 196 39%

Oppose cutting to 3% ........................... 2 257 51%

Undecided ...................................... 3 47 9%

 

 

Q28. 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 ( 1/129) 221 44%

Oppose elimination ............................. 2 233 47%

Undecided ...................................... 3 46 9%

 

 

Q29. 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 ( 1/130) 207 41%

Less likely .................................... 2 102 20%

About the same ................................. 3 126 25%

Undecided ...................................... 4 65 13%

 

 

Q30. 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 ( 1/131) 294 59%

Charlie Baker .................................. 2 127 25%

Tim Cahill ..................................... 3 15 3%

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

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 5 62 12%

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