BOSTON GLOBE POLL #22

MA 2010 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Prepared by:
Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D.

The Survey Center
University of New Hampshire
July, 2009

Contents
Technical Report.......................................................................... 1
Questionnaire ............................................................................... 2
Data Tables ................................................................................ 16

The Boston Globe Poll #22
MA 2012 Gubernatorial Election

Conducted by the UNH Survey Center
July 2009

Technical Report

Field Period: July 15 to July 21, 2009
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Median Completion Time: 14 minutes
Sample Size: 545 randomly selected Massachusetts adults (RDD)
Sampling Error: +/- 4.2%
Response Rate (AAPOR #4): 20%
The data have been weighted by the number of adults in a household and the number of telephone numbers at
which a household can be reached in order to equalize the chances of an individual MA adult being selected.
The data have also been weighted by the sex and race of the respondent and the region of the state based on
the American Community Survey conducted by the US Census.

1

The Boston Globe Poll #22
Conducted by the UNH Survey Center
FINAL July, 15 2009 FINAL
INTRO:
“Good afternoon / evening. My name is _____________________ and I'm from the University of New Hampshire
Survey Center. We are conducting a short, confidential study about politics and policy in Massachusetts, and we'd really
appreciate your help and cooperation.”
1
99

CONTINUE
REFUSED

BIR1
“In order to determine who to interview, could you tell me, of the adults who currently live in your household -including yourself -- who had the most recent birthday? I don't mean who is the youngest, but rather, who had the most
recent birthday?”
1
2
3
4

INFORMANT
SOMEONE ELSE (SPECIFY): ________________
DON'T KNOW ALL BIRTHDAYS, ONLY SOME
DON'T KNOW ANY BIRTHDAYS OTHER THAN OWN

99

REFUSED -- ENTER NON-RESPONSE INFORMATION 

SKIP TO SEX 
SKIP TO INT2 
CONTINUE WITH BIR2 
SKIP TO SEX

BIR2
“Of the ones that you do know, who had the most recent birthday?”
1
2

INFORMANT
SOMEONE ELSE (SPECIFY): ___________________

99

REFUSED 

SKIP TO SEX 
SKIP TO INT2

INT2
ASK TO SPEAK TO THAT PERSON
“Good afternoon / evening, this is _____________________ calling from the University of New Hampshire. This
month, we are conducting a confidential study about politics and policy in Massachusetts, and we'd really appreciate
your help and cooperation. You have been identified as the adult in your household who had the most recent birthday. Is
this correct?”
1
2

YES SKIP TO SEX
APPOINTMENT

99

REFUSAL TERMINATE

2

SEX
“Thank you very much for helping us with this important study. We really appreciate your help. Before we begin I want
to assure you that all of your answers are strictly confidential. Your telephone number was randomly selected from all
families in Massachusetts and your responses will be combined with answers from other people from across the state.”
“Participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may decline to answer any question or end the interview at
any time. This call may be monitored for quality assurance.”
IF ASKED: “This survey will take about ten minutes to complete.”
RECORD SEX OF RESPONDENT

*

1
2
99

MALE
FEMALE
NA / REFUSED

MIPMA
“First of all ... there are many problems facing the State of Massachusetts today. In general, what do you think is the
most IMPORTANT problem facing the State of Massachusetts today?” (PROBE: “Could you be more SPECIFIC or
give me an example?”)
RECORD VERBATIM PROBE FOR SPECIFIC RESPONSE

TRACKMA
“Do you think things in Massachusetts are generally going in the right direction or are they seriously off on the wrong
track?”

*

1
2

RIGHT DIRECTION
WRONG TRACK

98
99

DK (PROBE: REPEAT QUESTION)
NA / REFUSED

GOVAPP
“GENERALLY SPEAKING, do you approve or disapprove of the way Deval Patrick is handling his job as governor?”
(IF APPROVE): “Would you say that you STRONGLY approve of the way he is handling his job as governor, or that
you approve only SOMEWHAT?”
(IF DISAPPROVE): “Would you say that you STRONGLY disapprove of the way he is handling his job as governor,
or that you disapprove only SOMEWHAT?”
(IF NEITHER, NOT SURE, DK): “Would you say that you lean a little more toward APPROVING or
DISAPPROVING of the way he is handling his job as governor?”

*

1
2
3

STRONGLY APPROVE  SKIPTO GOVAPPA
APPROVE SOMEWHAT  SKIPTO GOVAPPA
LEAN TOWARD APPROVING  SKIPTO GOVAPPA

4

NEITHER, NOT SURE, DK

5
6
7

LEAN TOWARD DISAPPROVING  SKIPTO GOVAPPD
DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT  SKIPTO GOVAPPD
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE  SKIPTO GOVAPPD

99

NA / REFUSED
3

FAV
“Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a
favorable or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you don’t know enough about him or her to say. First, how about
...
ROTATE FAV1 TO FAV10
FAV1
“Governor Deval Patrick.”
1
FAVORABLE
2
NEITHER FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE - VOLUNTEERED
3
UNFAVORABLE

*

98
99

DK / NEVER HEARD OF / KNOW TOO LITTLE TO SAY
NA / REFUSED

FAV2

“Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.”

FAV3

“Attorney General Martha Coakley.”

FAV4

“Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo.”

FAV5

“State Senate President Therese Murray.”

FAV6

“State Treasurer Tim Cahill.”

FAV7

“Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie Baker.”

FAV8

“Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority member Christy Mihos (MY - hos).”

FAV9

“Senator Ted Kennedy.”

FAV10 “Senator John Kerry.”

4

REGVOTE
“Are you registered to vote as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or something else?”

*

1
2
3
4

REGISTERED DEMOCRAT  VOTEINT
REGISTERED INDEPENDENT / UNAFFILIATED  CONTINUE WITH DKGOVPR
REGISTERED REPUBLICAN  SKIPTO PRIMINT
REGISTERED – OTHER  SKIPTO DKGOVPR

98
99

NOT REGISTERED / DK (DO NOT PROBE)  SKIPTO DKGOVPR
NA / REFUSED

DKGOVPR
“If the primary election for candidates for Massachusetts Governor were held today, would you be more likely to vote in
the Republican primary … the Democratic primary … or would you skip that election?”

*

1
2

VOTE IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARY  SKIPTO PRIMINT
VOTE IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY  SKIPTO VOTEINT

3
4

DK / NOT SURE-PROBE: "As of today, which primary are you most likely to vote in?"  SKIPTO
VOTEINT
WILL NOT VOTE IN 2006 PRIMARY  SKIPTO VOTEINT

99

NA / REFUSED

PRIMINT
“As you know, the Republican primary election for the nominee for Governor of Massachusetts and other offices is
being held next September. How interested would you say you are in the 2010 Republican primary ... extremely
interested ... very interested ... somewhat interested ... or not very interested?”

*

1
2
3
4

EXTREMELY INTERESTED
VERY INTERESTED
SOMEWHAT INTERESTED
NOT VERY INTERESTED

98
99

DK (DO NOT PROBE)
NA

PRLIKE
“Which of the following statements best describes you ... (READ NUMBERS 1 TO 5)

*

1
2
3
4
5

I will probably NOT vote in the September 2010 Republican primary election,  VOTEINT
I MAY vote in the 2010 Republican primary election,
Unless some emergency comes up, I WILL vote in the 2010 Republican primary election,
I will DEFINITELY vote in the 2010 Republican primary election, or
I just don't know at this time.”  VOTEINT

99

NA/REFUSED  VOTEINT

5

GOPGOV
“If the Republican primary for Massachusetts Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you
vote for ... Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie Baker … Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority member
Christy Mihos, or someone else?" (ROTATE CANDIDATES)

*

1
2
3

CHARLIE BAKER  SKIPTO STRENGTH
CHRISTY MIHOS  SKIPTO STRENGTH
OTHER CANDIDATE – SPECIFY  SKIP TO STRENGTH

97
98
99

WILL NOT VOTE  SKIPTO VOTEINT
DK / NOT SURE  SKIPTO LEAN
NA / REFUSED  SKIPTO VOTEINT

LEAN
“Which candidate would you say you are leaning toward at this time … Charlie Baker or Christy Mihos, or someone
else?" (ROTATE CANDIDATES)

*

1
2
3

CHARLIE BAKER
CHRISTY MIHOS
OTHER CANDIDATE – SPECIFY  STRENGTH

98
99

DK / NOT SURE  SKIP TO VOTEINT
NA / REFUSED  SKIP TO VOTEINT

STRENGTH
“Are you DEFINITELY going to vote for ____________, probably going to vote for ____________ or is there a good
chance you could change your mind?”

*

1
2
3

DEFINITELY VOTE FOR
PROBABLY VOTE FOR
MIGHT CHANGE MIND

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

6

VOTEINT
“And as you know, the general election for Governor of Massachusetts and other offices is being held in November
2010. How interested would you say you are in the 2010 general election ... extremely interested ... very interested ...
somewhat interested ... or not very interested?”

*

1
2
3
4

EXTREMELY INTERESTED
VERY INTERESTED
SOMEWHAT INTERESTED
NOT VERY INTERESTED

98
99

DK (DO NOT PROBE)
NA

VOTELIKE
“Which of the following statements best describes you ... (READ NUMBERS 1 TO 5)

*

1
2
3
4
5

I will probably NOT vote in the November 2010 general election, 
I MAY vote in the November 2010 general election,
Unless some emergency comes up, I WILL vote in the 2010 general election,
I will DEFINITELY vote in the 2010 general election, or
I just don't know at this time.” 

99

NA/REFUSED 

GOV1
“I know that it is early, but have you definitely decided who you will vote for in the election for Massachusetts governor
in 2010 … are you leaning toward someone … or have you considered some candidates but are still trying to decide?”
1
2
3

DEFINITELY DECIDED WHO WILL VOTE FOR
LEANING TOWARD SOMEONE
STILL TRYING TO DECIDE

99

NA / REFUSED

GOV2
“If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Charlie Baker, the
Republican … Deval Patrick, the Democrat … and Tim Cahill, the Independent, who would you vote for ... Charlie
Baker … Deval Patrick … or Tim Cahill?" ROTATE CANDIDATES

*

1
2
3
4
5

BAKER
PATRICK
CAHILL
OTHER
WILL NOT VOTE

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

7

GOV3
“If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Christy Mihos, the
Republican … Deval Patrick, the Democrat … and Tim Cahill, the Independent, who would you vote for ... Christy
Mihos … Deval Patrick … or Tim Cahill?" ROTATE CANDIDATES

*

1
2
3
4
5

MIHOS
PATRICK
CAHILL
OTHER
WILL NOT VOTE

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

GOV4
“Now suppose Tim Cahill does not run for Governor as an Independent. If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial
election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Charlie Baker, the Republican … and Deval Patrick, the
Democrat, who would you vote for ... Charlie Baker or Deval Patrick?" ROTATE CANDIDATES

*

1
2
3
4

BAKER
PATRICK
OTHER
WILL NOT VOTE

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

GOV5
“And if the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Christy Mihos, the
Republican … and Deval Patrick, the Democrat, who would you vote for ... Christy Mihos or Deval Patrick?" ROTATE
CANDIDATES

*

1
2
3
4

MIHOS
PATRICK
OTHER
WILL NOT VOTE

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

GOV6
“Regardless of who the candidate is, how likely is it that you would vote for an independent candidate for Governor, that
is, someone who is not a Republican or a Democrat … very likely … somewhat likely … not very likely … or not likely
at all?”

*

1
2
3
4
5

VERY LIKELY
SOMEWHAT LIKELY
NOT VERY LIKELY
NOT LIKELY AT ALL
DEPENDS ON THE CANDIDATE (VOLUNTEERED)

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

8

ISSUES
“I’d like to ask you about several issues that are of importance in Massachusetts. For each one, please tell me which of
the current candidates for governor, Republican Charlie Baker, Republican Christy Mihos, Democrat Deval Patrick, or
Independent Tim Cahill, you think is best able to handle that issue.”
ROTATE ISS1 TO ISS3

ISS1
“Which candidate do you think can best handle the Massachusetts economy and budget crisis?”
IF NEEDED: “Republican Charlie Bake … Republican Christy Mihos … Democrat Deval Patrick … or Independent
Tim Cahill?”

*

1
2
3
4
5
6
6

BAKER
CAHILL
MIHOS
PATRICK
OTHER
ALL THE SAME – PROBE: “Which one do you think would do the best job?”
NONE - VOLUNTEERED

98
99

DK / UNSURE
NA/REFUSED

ISS2
“Which candidate do you trust most on taxes?”
ISS3
“Which candidate do you think can best reform Massachusetts health care system?”

ECON1
“Let’s turn for a minute to the current budget problems in Massachusetts. Based on what you have heard or read, how
serious is the budget crisis faced by the state of Massachusetts … very serious … somewhat serious … not very serious
… or not serious at all?”

*

1
2
3
4

VERY SERIOUS
SOMEWHAT SERIUOS
NOT VERY SERIOUS
NOT SERIOUS AT ALL

98
99

DK / NOT SURE – PROBE: “Based on what you have heard or read.”
NA / REFUSED

ECON2
“Who do you TRUST MORE to handle the state’s budget and fiscal problems … [ROTATE RESPONSES] Governor
Patrick or the state Legislature?”

*

1
2
3
4

GOVERNOR PATRICK
STATE LEGISLATURE
BOTH EQUALLY
NEITHER

98
99

DK (PROBE: REPEAT QUESTION)
NA / REFUSED
9

ECON3
“Overall, which of the following should be done to improve the state’s budget and fiscal problems … should the
governor and the legislature do more to cut government programs, services, and spending, or should taxes and other
revenues be raised?”
ROTATE RESPONES

*

1
2

CUT PROGRAMS, SERVICES, SPENDING
RAISE TAXES AND OTHER REVENUES

98
99

DK (PROBE: REPEAT QUESTION)
NA / REFUSED

ECON4
“As you may have heard, recently, the State Legislature passed, and Governor Patrick signed, a law that raised sales and
other taxes in Massachusetts about 1 billion dollars to avert deeper cuts in services. Do you approve or disapprove of the
recent tax increases?”
“Is that strongly or just somewhat?”

3.

1
2
3
4
5

STRONGLY APPROVE
APPROVE SOMEWHAT
NEUTRAL
DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE

98
*

DK (PROBE: REPEAT QUESTION)
99
NA / REFUSED

CASINO1
“I’d like to turn to the subject of gambling in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick has recently proposed legal casino
gambling, including slot machines, at three locations in Massachusetts. Supporters argue that this will bring in hundreds
of millions of dollars in revenues to the State of Massachusetts while opponents argue that casinos will increase social
problems from compulsive gambling. What about you … do you favor or oppose legalizing casino gambling in
Massachusetts?”
“Is that strongly or just somewhat?”
1
2
3
4
5

STRONGLY FAVOR
FAVOR SOMEWHAT
NEUTRAL
OPPOSE SOMEWHAT
STRONGLY OPPOSE

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

10

CASINO2
“If casino gambling were made legal in Massachusetts, which type of gambling facility would you prefer [ROTATE
RESPONSES] … two or three resort style casinos in different parts of the state or slot parlors at horse and dog tracks?”
1
2
3
4

RESORT CASINOS
SLOT PARLORS AT TRACKS
NO PREFERENCE - VOLUNTEERED
DON’T WANT ANY GAMBLING - VOLUNTEERED

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

ZOO1
“Let’s change the subject again. Recently, Governor Patrick proposed a 4 million dollar cut to the budget of the Stone
and Franklin Park zoos. How much would you say you have heard or read about this issue … a great deal … some … or
nothing at all?”
1
2
3

HEARD A GREAT DEAL
HEARD SOME
NOTHING AT ALL

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

ZOO2
“Governor Patrick has said that the zoos, like the rest of the government, need to make cuts because of the state’s budget
problems. Zoo administrators have said that the proposed cuts would result in many animals having to be destroyed.
Based on this information, and whatever else you have seen or heard about this issue, do you support or oppose the
proposed cut to the zoos budget?”
“Is that strongly or just somewhat?”
1
2
3
4
5

STRONGLY FAVOR
FAVOR SOMEWHAT
NEUTRAL
OPPOSE SOMEWHAT
STRONGLY OPPOSE

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

11

ZOO3
“Have you been to either the Franklin Park or the Stone Zoo in the last 2 years?”
IF YES: “How would you rate the quality of the zoo facilities? Would you say they are excellent … good … fair …
poor or very poor?”
1
2
3
4
5

EXCELLENT
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
VERY POOR

6

HAVE NOT BEEN IN LAST 2 YEARS

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

ETHICS1
“Let’s turn back to state politics. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement … Deval Patrick has brought
reform to Beacon Hill.”
“Is that strongly or just somewhat?”
1
2
3
4
5

STRONGLY AGREE
AGREE SOMEWHAT
NEUTRAL
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
STRONGLY DISAGREE

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

ETHICS2
“Democrats have controlled both the State Legislature and the Governor’s office for the past three years. Do you think it
is better for the state to have a Governor who comes from the same political party that controls the State Legislature, or
do you think it is better to have a Governor from one political party and the State Legislature controlled by another?”
ROTATE RESPONSES
1
2
3

PREFER ONE PARTY CONTROL
PREFER DIFFERENT PARTIES
NO DIFFERENCE - VOLUNTEERED

98
99

DK / NOT SURE
NA / REFUSED

12

TOWN
“Now, a few final questions . . .”
“What town do you live?” ENTER NUMBER OF TOWN FROM SHEET.

*

997

OTHER SPECIFY _____________________________

998
999

DK - DO NOT PROBE
NA / REFUSED

D1
“What is the highest grade in school, or level of education that you've completed and got credit for ...” [READ
RESPONSES]

*

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

“Eighth grade or less,
Some high school,
High school graduate, (INCLUDES G.E.D.)
Technical school,
Some college,
College graduate,
Or postgraduate work?”

98
99

DK (DO NOT PROBE)
NA / REFUSED

D2
“GENERALLY SPEAKING, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent or what?”
(IF REPUBLICAN): “Would you call yourself a STRONG Republican or a NOT VERY STRONG Republican?”
(IF DEMOCRAT): “Would you call yourself a STRONG Democrat or a NOT VERY STRONG Democrat?”
(IF INDEPENDENT, NO PREFERENCE, OR OTHER): “Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican or to the
Democratic party?”

*

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

STRONG DEMOCRAT
NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT
INDEPENDENT, BUT CLOSER TO DEMOCRATS
INDEPENDENT--CLOSER TO NEITHER
INDEPENDENT, BUT CLOSER TO REPUBLICANS
NOT VERY STRONG REPUBLICAN
STRONG REPUBLICAN
OTHER PARTY

99

DK / NA / REFUSED

D3
“What is your current age?”
RECORD EXACT NUMBER OF YEARS OLD -- E.G., 45
96

*

NINETY-SIX YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

97
REFUSED
98
DK
99 NA

13

D4
“How many years have you lived in the State of Massachusetts?”
IF “ALL MY LIFE” ASK – “About how many years is that?”
RECORD EXACT NUMBER OF YEARS OF RESIDENCE
1

*

96
97
98
99

ONE YEAR OR LESS
96 YEARS OF MORE
REFUSED
DK
NA

D5
“Are you of Hispanic or Spanish origin?"

*

1
2

YES
NO

98
99

DON'T KNOW
REFUSED

D6
“Which of the following best describes your race? Is it ...White ... African-American ... Asian ... Native-American ... or
some other race?”

*

1
2
3
4
5
6

WHITE (CAUCASIAN)
BLACK (AFRICAN-AMERICAN)
HISPANIC
ASIAN
NATIVE AMERICAN
OTHER - SPECIFY: ________________________________

98
99

DON'T KNOW
NO ANSWER/REFUSED

D7
“Including yourself, how many adults CURRENTLY live in your household?”

*

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

ONE - JUST RESPONDENT
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN OR MORE

98
99

DK
NA / REFUSED

14

D8
“How much TOTAL income did you and your family receive in 2008, not just from wages or salaries but from ALL
sources -- that is, before taxes and other deductions were made? Was it ….” (READ CATEGORIES)
ANNUAL

*
*
*

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Less than $15,000,
$15,000 - $29,999,
$30,000 - $44,999,
$45,000 - $59,999,
$60,000 - $74,999,
$75,000 - $99,999, or
$100,000 and over?”

97
98
99

REFUSED
DK
NA

MONTHLY EQUIVALENT
LESS THAN $1,250
$1,250 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,749
$3,750 - $4,999
$5,000 - $6,249
$6,250 - $8,333
$8,334 AND OVER

D9
“Not counting business lines, extension phones, or cellular phones -- on how many different telephone NUMBERS can
your household be reached?”

*

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN OR MORE

98
99

DK
NA / REFUSED

D10
“Finally, would you be willing to be interviewed by a reporter to discuss your reactions to some of the topics we've been
talking about?”
1
2

YES “Could I have just your first name in case a reporter wants to call you?” ____________
NO / DK (DO NOT PROBE)

99

NA / REFUSED

“Thank you for your time and participation. Your input has been very valuable. Goodbye.”

15

Tabular Results

16

"First of all ... there are many problems facing the State of Massachusetts today. In general, what do you think is the most
IMPORTANT problem facing the State of Massachusetts today?" (PROBE: "Could you be more SPECIFIC or give me an
example?")
Health
Care Educ.
9%
4%

Jobs/
Economy
30%

State Roads &
Budget Bridges
15%
1%

Other
26%

Don't
Know
2%

1%
1%

33%
20%

1%
3%

260
285

12%
29%

1%
19%

19%
1%

2%
29%

188
2%

21%

9%

0%

35%

2%

73

Taxes
14%

Crime
0%

12%
15%

1%
0%

5%
13%

1%
6%

30%
30%

16%
13%

Registered Democrat
13%
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
265
Registered Republican
23%

0%
11%

13%
1%

7%
6%

35%
2%

0%

10%

0%

STATEWIDE - July 2009
Male
Female

(N=)
545

Democrat
Independent
Republican

11%
10%
21%

0%
1%
0%

13%
7%
5%

7%
2%
0%

35%
33%
20%

16%
16%
12%

1%
0%
0%

16%
29%
40%

2%
3%
1%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

17%
13%
13%
14%

0%
0%
1%
0%

10%
5%
11%
9%

4%
7%
4%
1%

11%
33%
31%
31%

32%
16%
15%
9%

2%
0%
0%
1%

18%
25%
25%
30%

5%
0%
0%
4%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

14%
0%
24%

0%
0%
0%

9%
13%
15%

4%
6%
0%

29%
49%
23%

15%
6%
12%

1%
0%
3%

27%
26%
18%

2%
0%
5%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

18%
14%
16%
8%

0%
1%
0%
0%

10%
6%
9%
10%

4%
2%
5%
3%

27%
25%
27%
40%

6%
15%
17%
16%

0%
1%
0%
1%

32%
32%
25%
20%

3%
4%
1%
0%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

9%
20%
11%
14%
10%

0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

14%
8%
7%
8%
9%

2%
3%
9%
4%
3%

36%
34%
30%
20%
32%

4%
13%
15%
14%
18%

0%
0%
2%
1%
0%

32%
21%
25%
37%
28%

3%
3%
1%
1%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

17%
5%
14%

0%
0%
0%

5%
12%
9%

15%
6%
3%

15%
38%
30%

21%
18%
14%

3%
1%
0%

25%
18%
27%

0%
2%
2%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

8%
13%
14%
16%
18%

1%
0%
0%
0%
0%

9%
10%
11%
9%
7%

5%
2%
1%
9%
2%

33%
28%
24%
33%
32%

20%
13%
16%
6%
17%

0%
1%
1%
1%
0%

22%
31%
26%
27%
22%

1%
1%
6%
1%
1%

111
177
95
70
91

17

"Do you think things in Massachusetts are generally going in the right direction or are they seriously off on the wrong track?"

Right
Direction
31%

Wrong
Track
61%

Don't
Know
8%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

32%
30%

60%
62%

8%
9%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

42%
27%
16%

48%
66%
76%

11%
7%
8%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

49%
17%
11%

40%
75%
85%

11%
9%
4%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

50%
27%
28%
32%

48%
66%
66%
54%

2%
7%
6%
14%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

30%
33%
41%

61%
56%
55%

9%
11%
4%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

23%
30%
24%
45%

69%
60%
66%
49%

7%
9%
10%
6%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

34%
26%
38%
24%
34%

43%
67%
50%
72%
63%

22%
7%
12%
4%
2%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

45%
36%
29%

55%
55%
62%

0%
9%
9%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

35%
28%
32%
38%
24%

53%
62%
61%
55%
72%

12%
9%
7%
7%
4%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

18

"GENERALLY SPEAKING, do you approve or disapprove of the way Deval Patrick is handling his job as governor?"

Approve
35%

Neutral
9%

Disapprove
56%

(N=)
541

Male
Female

34%
35%

9%
9%

57%
56%

260
282

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

54%
28%
14%

7%
10%
5%

39%
61%
81%

186
264
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

58%
16%
11%

8%
16%
6%

34%
68%
83%

258
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

43%
32%
32%
39%

7%
9%
8%
10%

50%
59%
61%
51%

45
115
207
166

White
African American
Other

34%
44%
42%

10%
0%
8%

56%
56%
50%

473
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

23%
35%
27%
54%

12%
10%
11%
3%

66%
54%
62%
43%

93
125
185
130

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

32%
33%
43%
28%
38%

23%
10%
7%
4%
5%

45%
57%
50%
68%
57%

46
68
55
67
143

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

50%
47%
33%

10%
16%
8%

40%
37%
59%

28
51
458

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

42%
31%
34%
45%
27%

11%
7%
4%
13%
13%

48%
63%
62%
42%
59%

108
177
95
69
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

19

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Governor Deval Patrick."

Favorable
36%

Neutral
9%

Unfavorable
52%

DK
3%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

36%
35%

10%
8%

52%
53%

3%
3%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

51%
31%
14%

9%
9%
8%

37%
56%
78%

3%
4%
0%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

58%
17%
12%

7%
13%
7%

30%
63%
81%

4%
6%
0%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

50%
34%
31%
38%

11%
5%
9%
11%

34%
58%
59%
46%

5%
3%
1%
5%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

35%
44%
36%

9%
0%
15%

53%
52%
45%

3%
4%
4%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

24%
37%
29%
52%

11%
9%
10%
5%

59%
52%
60%
40%

6%
3%
1%
3%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

46%
31%
48%
27%
38%

14%
11%
2%
5%
7%

36%
53%
50%
66%
52%

4%
5%
1%
2%
3%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

43%
53%
33%

6%
10%
9%

47%
35%
55%

4%
2%
3%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

40%
32%
32%
53%
28%

14%
9%
5%
6%
8%

44%
56%
60%
37%
59%

1%
3%
3%
5%
4%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

20

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Lt. Governor Tim Murray."

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
33%

Neutral
8%

Unfavorable
11%

DK
48%

(N=)
542

Male
Female

30%
36%

7%
8%

15%
8%

48%
48%

257
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

41%
32%
22%

9%
6%
12%

6%
12%
21%

45%
51%
44%

187
263
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

40%
30%
25%

8%
7%
9%

4%
12%
21%

47%
52%
45%

259
103
171

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

36%
28%
38%
30%

10%
7%
14%
1%

19%
17%
9%
8%

34%
48%
39%
61%

45
115
208
165

White
African American
Other

32%
47%
40%

7%
20%
18%

11%
6%
7%

49%
27%
36%

473
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

28%
27%
39%
35%

7%
6%
9%
10%

15%
10%
13%
6%

51%
57%
39%
49%

93
125
184
130

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

24%
29%
29%
43%
37%

8%
8%
2%
7%
7%

3%
12%
11%
10%
14%

64%
51%
58%
40%
42%

46
68
55
67
144

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

24%
36%
33%

5%
8%
8%

25%
8%
11%

46%
49%
48%

29
51
458

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

33%
31%
45%
33%
26%

8%
5%
10%
9%
10%

11%
14%
11%
2%
12%

48%
50%
34%
56%
52%

110
175
95
70
91

21

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Attorney General Martha Coakley."

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
56%

Neutral
7%

Unfavorable
15%

DK
21%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

51%
61%

7%
8%

17%
13%

24%
18%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

67%
56%
41%

5%
6%
21%

10%
16%
24%

19%
23%
14%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

70%
45%
43%

4%
7%
13%

5%
19%
27%

21%
28%
16%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

49%
55%
57%
58%

4%
7%
11%
5%

9%
16%
16%
14%

38%
22%
16%
22%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

58%
49%
40%

8%
12%
3%

14%
24%
23%

21%
16%
33%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

53%
44%
58%
68%

7%
6%
10%
7%

13%
18%
18%
9%

27%
32%
15%
17%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

42%
61%
52%
55%
61%

7%
3%
9%
6%
10%

14%
13%
12%
18%
14%

36%
23%
27%
21%
16%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

36%
62%
57%

9%
12%
7%

10%
4%
17%

46%
22%
19%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

60%
63%
53%
43%
54%

10%
6%
7%
11%
6%

13%
18%
14%
11%
17%

17%
13%
27%
36%
23%

111
177
95
70
91

22

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo."

Favorable
18%

Neutral
11%

Unfavorable
22%

DK
49%

(N=)
544

Male
Female

16%
21%

11%
11%

28%
17%

45%
52%

260
284

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

24%
17%
10%

12%
11%
9%

12%
26%
34%

52%
46%
47%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

25%
14%
11%

14%
10%
8%

14%
20%
35%

47%
57%
47%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

24%
16%
18%
19%

21%
10%
12%
8%

10%
23%
26%
18%

44%
51%
44%
54%

45
115
209
167

White
African American
Other

18%
21%
25%

10%
9%
15%

22%
35%
11%

50%
35%
49%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

14%
18%
21%
17%

14%
6%
9%
13%

16%
26%
23%
21%

56%
50%
47%
49%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

14%
11%
20%
24%
21%

18%
14%
5%
8%
11%

3%
12%
14%
34%
27%

65%
63%
61%
34%
41%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

25%
23%
17%

3%
23%
10%

24%
7%
24%

49%
47%
49%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

20%
18%
21%
16%
18%

11%
12%
11%
10%
9%

19%
24%
21%
16%
26%

51%
46%
47%
58%
47%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

23

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. State Senate President Therese Murray?"

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
20%

Neutral
7%

Unfavorable
19%

DK
54%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

21%
20%

8%
7%

23%
15%

49%
58%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

29%
17%
10%

7%
8%
4%

10%
22%
31%

54%
53%
55%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

29%
13%
12%

9%
5%
6%

9%
20%
33%

54%
62%
49%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

36%
14%
19%
21%

7%
8%
8%
5%

6%
25%
18%
18%

51%
54%
55%
55%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

20%
17%
15%

7%
0%
8%

19%
14%
14%

53%
69%
62%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

11%
22%
22%
22%

6%
7%
6%
8%

16%
18%
22%
16%

67%
53%
50%
55%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

13%
15%
24%
28%
23%

8%
4%
1%
3%
8%

13%
11%
14%
20%
22%

66%
70%
61%
50%
47%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

19%
20%
20%

3%
7%
7%

19%
15%
19%

59%
58%
53%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

22%
24%
17%
13%
18%

10%
5%
8%
6%
7%

18%
21%
20%
9%
22%

50%
49%
54%
72%
53%

111
177
95
70
91

24

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. State Treasurer Tim Cahill?"
Favorable
42%

Neutral
10%

Unfavorable
17%

DK
32%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

41%
43%

8%
11%

18%
16%

33%
31%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

44%
39%
48%

8%
9%
17%

18%
17%
16%

30%
35%
19%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

37%
39%
52%

8%
6%
15%

19%
16%
14%

35%
38%
20%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

43%
40%
47%
36%

8%
6%
14%
7%

9%
23%
15%
17%

40%
31%
23%
41%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

43%
38%
38%

9%
12%
16%

16%
31%
11%

32%
20%
35%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

42%
41%
44%
40%

9%
5%
13%
11%

9%
15%
17%
23%

40%
40%
26%
26%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

40%
40%
40%
43%
50%

9%
8%
7%
7%
11%

2%
12%
20%
18%
18%

49%
40%
33%
31%
21%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

27%
39%
43%

8%
10%
10%

18%
14%
17%

47%
36%
30%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

42%
47%
35%
36%
43%

10%
8%
14%
9%
9%

18%
17%
18%
12%
18%

30%
28%
33%
43%
30%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

25

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie
Baker?"

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
16%

Neutral
6%

Unfavorable
14%

DK
63%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

20%
13%

5%
7%

13%
15%

62%
64%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

21%
13%
16%

7%
6%
6%

18%
12%
12%

54%
68%
66%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

18%
13%
17%

7%
5%
5%

16%
9%
14%

59%
73%
64%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

2%
12%
18%
19%

7%
3%
12%
1%

17%
15%
15%
11%

74%
70%
55%
69%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

16%
16%
9%

7%
3%
1%

14%
12%
14%

63%
69%
76%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

10%
17%
18%
18%

5%
2%
8%
10%

13%
11%
12%
21%

72%
70%
63%
52%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

9%
14%
17%
18%
20%

9%
1%
0%
3%
10%

11%
14%
16%
19%
12%

71%
72%
67%
61%
57%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

14%
15%
17%

8%
6%
6%

11%
15%
14%

67%
64%
63%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

23%
16%
18%
8%
14%

9%
7%
5%
7%
2%

8%
14%
15%
14%
19%

60%
62%
61%
72%
65%

111
177
95
70
91

26

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
member Christy Mihos?"

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
26%

Neutral
7%

Unfavorable
38%

DK
29%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

29%
23%

6%
8%

40%
37%

25%
32%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

24%
27%
25%

7%
5%
15%

41%
37%
38%

28%
31%
23%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

23%
25%
31%

6%
5%
10%

42%
35%
36%

29%
36%
23%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

12%
20%
32%
25%

11%
6%
8%
5%

49%
40%
39%
34%

29%
34%
21%
36%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

26%
34%
11%

6%
17%
7%

39%
33%
35%

29%
17%
47%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

26%
24%
30%
22%

6%
3%
8%
10%

28%
38%
41%
42%

40%
35%
21%
26%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

19%
31%
19%
34%
25%

6%
6%
5%
8%
9%

27%
28%
42%
38%
41%

49%
35%
34%
20%
25%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

12%
27%
26%

11%
7%
7%

48%
31%
39%

30%
35%
28%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

21%
30%
31%
13%
28%

12%
5%
5%
9%
6%

41%
41%
38%
40%
30%

27%
25%
26%
38%
36%

111
177
95
70
91

27

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Senator Ted Kennedy?"

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
60%

Neutral
5%

Unfavorable
34%

DK
1%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

56%
64%

3%
7%

40%
28%

1%
1%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

84%
55%
18%

2%
5%
10%

13%
38%
72%

1%
1%
1%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

91%
47%
21%

3%
5%
7%

5%
44%
71%

1%
4%
1%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

74%
56%
62%
58%

9%
5%
3%
6%

15%
36%
35%
34%

3%
3%
0%
2%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

59%
75%
63%

5%
0%
3%

35%
25%
30%

1%
0%
4%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

57%
59%
50%
77%

5%
4%
6%
2%

35%
34%
43%
20%

2%
2%
1%
1%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

71%
68%
64%
54%
62%

5%
4%
6%
5%
2%

24%
25%
30%
40%
35%

0%
2%
0%
1%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

63%
74%
58%

6%
2%
5%

29%
22%
35%

1%
2%
1%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

68%
55%
65%
62%
55%

2%
6%
3%
4%
7%

27%
39%
31%
31%
37%

3%
0%
1%
3%
1%

111
177
95
70
91

28

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable
or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. Senator John Kerry?"

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Favorable
46%

Neutral
7%

Unfavorable
44%

DK
3%

(N=)
543

Male
Female

42%
49%

5%
8%

49%
39%

3%
3%

259
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

69%
37%
19%

6%
7%
8%

24%
51%
73%

1%
5%
1%

187
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

74%
27%
16%

5%
12%
7%

20%
51%
76%

2%
10%
1%

261
102
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

68%
47%
46%
39%

3%
5%
7%
8%

25%
46%
43%
49%

3%
2%
3%
4%

45
113
210
167

White
African American
Other

47%
39%
43%

7%
0%
19%

44%
45%
34%

2%
16%
4%

475
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

43%
46%
37%
62%

6%
4%
8%
8%

44%
46%
53%
28%

7%
4%
2%
2%

93
124
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

54%
43%
47%
47%
47%

8%
11%
1%
2%
7%

29%
40%
52%
48%
45%

9%
6%
0%
2%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

49%
64%
44%

1%
4%
8%

45%
30%
45%

5%
2%
3%

29
51
460

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

51%
44%
47%
49%
40%

8%
8%
5%
6%
7%

33%
48%
47%
38%
52%

8%
1%
2%
7%
1%

111
177
95
69
91

29

“If the Republican primary for Massachusetts Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for
... Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie Baker … Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority member Christy Mihos, or
someone else?" (ROTATE CANDIDATES)
Baker
27%

Mihos
20%

Other
20%

DK
33%

(N=)
147

Male
Female

33%
21%

19%
20%

25%
15%

23%
44%

73
74

Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

34%
21%

17%
18%

16%
27%

33%
35%

76
65

Democrat
Independent
Republican

0%
22%
28%

20%
42%
16%

0%
2%
23%

80%
34%
33%

1
21
125

Definitely Vote For
Probably vote for
Might change mind

25%
62%
43%

35%
9%
28%

40%
29%
11%

0%
0%
18%

31
16
46

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

0%
29%
17%
45%

60%
25%
16%
13%

40%
10%
29%
8%

0%
35%
38%
35%

7
38
63
35

White
African American
Other

30%
0%
0%

17%
63%
22%

21%
0%
38%

32%
37%
40%

130
8
7

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

24%
34%
30%
13%

24%
26%
14%
23%

12%
19%
21%
29%

39%
21%
36%
35%

30
29
61
26

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

25%
36%
18%
26%
34%

18%
34%
2%
30%
14%

23%
0%
36%
9%
25%

34%
31%
43%
34%
27%

10
10
13
23
46

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

47%
0%
27%

35%
37%
18%

0%
39%
20%

18%
24%
35%

8
8
132

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

40%
26%
24%
35%
18%

19%
24%
14%
4%
24%

22%
24%
21%
14%
12%

19%
25%
41%
47%
46%

26
49
29
12
31

STATEWIDE - July 2009

30

“If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Charlie Baker, the
Republican … Deval Patrick, the Democrat … and Tim Cahill, the Independent, who would you vote for ... Charlie Baker …
Deval Patrick … or Tim Cahill?" ROTATE CANDIDATES

Baker
20%

Patrick
30%

Cahill
30%

Other
4%

Don't
Know
15%

(N=)
498

Male
Female

24%
17%

33%
27%

26%
35%

3%
4%

15%
16%

240
258

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

8%
21%
49%

50%
23%
8%

23%
35%
30%

2%
4%
8%

17%
17%
5%

175
248
66

Democrat
Independent
Republican

6%
20%
42%

53%
10%
6%

23%
37%
39%

1%
8%
5%

17%
25%
7%

244
91
158

Definitely decided Vote
Leaning towards someone
Still trying to decide

30%
17%
21%

46%
43%
26%

18%
33%
31%

6%
1%
4%

0%
7%
18%

28
64
393

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

17%
26%
16%
23%

36%
26%
31%
31%

24%
29%
36%
26%

6%
3%
3%
5%

17%
16%
15%
16%

40
106
192
152

White
African American
Other

20%
39%
12%

29%
41%
38%

32%
13%
28%

4%
0%
9%

16%
6%
14%

440
22
23

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

24%
16%
25%
15%

24%
29%
27%
39%

40%
35%
31%
19%

2%
4%
4%
4%

10%
16%
13%
22%

74
117
171
127

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

9%
14%
21%
29%
28%

26%
24%
42%
29%
30%

36%
40%
26%
32%
30%

10%
1%
0%
2%
2%

19%
21%
11%
8%
10%

35
61
53
65
137

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

28%
23%
20%

39%
39%
29%

15%
19%
33%

6%
2%
4%

13%
17%
15%

26
47
422

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

20%
23%
21%
16%
18%

34%
26%
30%
42%
24%

26%
37%
28%
21%
32%

2%
4%
2%
3%
8%

17%
11%
19%
18%
18%

104
166
83
63
82

STATEWIDE - July 2009

31

“If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was being held TODAY and the candidates are Christy Mihos, the
Republican … Deval Patrick, the Democrat … and Tim Cahill, the Independent, who would you vote for ... Christy Mihos …
Deval Patrick … or Tim Cahill?" ROTATE CANDIDATES

Mihos
18%

Patrick
31%

Cahill
31%

Other
4%

Don't
Know
17%

(N=)
498

Male
Female

20%
16%

34%
28%

29%
33%

2%
5%

15%
18%

240
258

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

8%
19%
38%

50%
23%
11%

24%
36%
31%

4%
4%
4%

15%
18%
16%

176
248
64

Democrat
Independent
Republican

6%
20%
36%

53%
11%
7%

22%
42%
38%

3%
6%
4%

15%
22%
15%

244
92
157

Definitely decided Vote
Leaning towards someone
Still trying to decide

30%
18%
18%

44%
43%
27%

22%
27%
32%

0%
2%
4%

4%
10%
19%

28
64
393

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

13%
22%
17%
19%

38%
24%
32%
32%

27%
34%
34%
25%

5%
6%
1%
5%

17%
14%
15%
19%

40
106
192
152

White
African American
Other

17%
36%
20%

30%
41%
36%

32%
0%
30%

2%
16%
8%

18%
6%
6%

439
22
24

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

30%
19%
18%
11%

20%
28%
28%
44%

31%
35%
36%
20%

3%
2%
2%
7%

16%
17%
16%
18%

75
117
170
127

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

7%
16%
15%
29%
22%

26%
24%
43%
30%
33%

36%
35%
29%
33%
29%

9%
2%
0%
1%
4%

21%
22%
13%
8%
12%

35
62
53
65
137

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

18%
18%
18%

37%
37%
30%

33%
17%
33%

3%
9%
3%

8%
19%
17%

26
48
421

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

16%
17%
20%
10%
27%

35%
29%
29%
42%
21%

24%
40%
31%
26%
26%

7%
2%
4%
2%
3%

19%
12%
16%
18%
23%

104
165
85
63
82

STATEWIDE - July 2009

32

“Now suppose Tim Cahill does not run for Governor as an Independent. If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was
being held TODAY and the candidates are Charlie Baker, the Republican … and Deval Patrick, the Democrat, who would you
vote for ... Charlie Baker or Deval Patrick?" ROTATE CANDIDATES
Baker
41%

Patrick
35%

Other
4%

DK
20%

(N=)
482

Male
Female

43%
39%

39%
32%

1%
6%

17%
23%

229
253

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

19%
45%
79%

58%
27%
8%

3%
5%
4%

21%
23%
9%

170
239
64

Democrat
Independent
Republican

13%
47%
81%

63%
13%
6%

3%
6%
3%

21%
34%
10%

237
88
153

Definitely decided Vote
Leaning towards someone
Still trying to decide

42%
40%
42%

47%
52%
31%

5%
1%
4%

6%
7%
23%

28
61
381

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

35%
50%
38%
39%

47%
35%
37%
33%

1%
4%
3%
4%

16%
12%
22%
24%

35
101
188
150

White
African American
Other

41%
52%
22%

35%
41%
46%

3%
0%
12%

20%
6%
20%

426
22
22

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

44%
44%
49%
25%

31%
33%
29%
49%

7%
2%
2%
6%

18%
21%
20%
20%

69
115
167
125

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

28%
35%
45%
50%
47%

36%
32%
47%
31%
39%

9%
4%
0%
2%
2%

27%
30%
7%
17%
12%

33
60
53
63
132

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

38%
35%
42%

52%
49%
33%

0%
2%
4%

10%
14%
21%

25
47
407

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

37%
48%
47%
25%
37%

41%
31%
34%
51%
25%

2%
6%
1%
2%
6%

20%
15%
18%
22%
31%

102
159
79
61
81

STATEWIDE - July 2009

33

“Now suppose Tim Cahill does not run for Governor as an Independent. If the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was
being held TODAY and the candidates are Charlie Baker, the Republican … and Deval Patrick, the Democrat, who would you
vote for ... Charlie Baker or Deval Patrick?" ROTATE CANDIDATES
Mihos
41%

Patrick
40%

Other
4%

DK
15%

(N=)
477

Male
Female

43%
39%

43%
38%

3%
5%

12%
18%

223
254

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

19%
46%
72%

66%
31%
11%

2%
3%
11%

13%
20%
5%

169
236
63

Democrat
Independent
Republican

16%
52%
74%

68%
17%
10%

3%
6%
5%

14%
25%
11%

235
88
149

Definitely decided Vote
Leaning towards someone
Still trying to decide

49%
37%
42%

46%
56%
36%

5%
2%
4%

0%
5%
18%

28
61
376

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

35%
49%
41%
36%

54%
35%
41%
40%

0%
5%
4%
4%

11%
11%
15%
20%

36
100
187
146

White
African American
Other

40%
52%
37%

40%
48%
39%

4%
0%
12%

16%
0%
12%

421
22
23

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

54%
44%
46%
23%

28%
38%
34%
58%

7%
3%
3%
5%

12%
16%
17%
15%

73
109
165
124

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

32%
35%
34%
59%
46%

42%
37%
55%
32%
43%

5%
7%
0%
1%
2%

22%
21%
10%
9%
9%

33
61
50
63
129

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

39%
39%
41%

47%
53%
39%

4%
2%
4%

10%
7%
16%

25
46
403

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

34%
45%
48%
25%
45%

47%
39%
36%
53%
29%

3%
7%
2%
2%
3%

16%
9%
14%
20%
23%

101
155
81
60
81

STATEWIDE - July 2009

34

“Regardless of who the candidate is, how likely is it that you would vote for an independent candidate for Governor, that is,
someone who is not a Republican or a Democrat … very likely … somewhat likely … not very likely … or not likely at all?”

Very
Likely
24%

Somewhat
Likely
39%

Don't
Know
1%

(N=)
504

Male
Female

25%
23%

38%
40%

12%
11%

8%
11%

16%
12%

0%
2%

243
261

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

18%
28%
22%

34%
45%
32%

18%
6%
15%

16%
6%
9%

11%
14%
23%

3%
1%
0%

178
250
67

Democrat
Independent
Republican

16%
35%
29%

41%
32%
41%

15%
4%
10%

13%
4%
8%

12%
22%
12%

2%
2%
0%

246
93
160

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

25%
30%
26%
16%

29%
51%
43%
31%

20%
10%
10%
13%

15%
2%
8%
16%

7%
7%
13%
22%

4%
1%
1%
2%

40
106
197
153

White
African American
Other

23%
23%
15%

41%
33%
20%

11%
15%
20%

9%
17%
22%

14%
12%
17%

1%
0%
6%

442
22
25

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

17%
32%
24%
18%

34%
32%
39%
49%

9%
13%
11%
12%

26%
4%
8%
9%

14%
14%
17%
11%

0%
4%
0%
1%

75
118
174
127

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

18%
19%
24%
24%
30%

41%
43%
32%
42%
37%

4%
11%
22%
10%
12%

16%
13%
9%
10%
7%

20%
11%
13%
15%
11%

1%
2%
0%
0%
2%

35
63
53
65
140

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

33%
30%
23%

35%
43%
39%

13%
13%
11%

10%
10%
10%

10%
4%
15%

0%
0%
2%

26
48
427

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

25%
26%
21%
17%
26%

37%
38%
41%
49%
35%

16%
8%
15%
10%
10%

13%
10%
6%
5%
13%

8%
17%
12%
18%
16%

0%
1%
5%
1%
0%

104
166
88
63
82

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Not Very Not Likely
Likely
At All Depends
11%
10%
14%

35

“I’d like to ask you about several issues that are of importance in Massachusetts. For each one, please tell me which of the
current candidates for governor, Republican Charlie Baker, Republican Christy Mihos, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent
Tim Cahill, you think is best able to handle that issue.” “Which candidate do you think can best handle the Massachusetts
economy and budget crisis?”

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Baker
12%

Cahill Mihos Patrick
23%
10%
21%

Other
4%

All the
Same
1%

None
5%

Don't
Know
24%

(N=)
544

Male
Female

15%
9%

23%
23%

13%
8%

25%
17%

2%
6%

1%
1%

3%
6%

18%
30%

260
284

Registered Democrat
Registered Ind./Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

6%
12%
26%

21%
26%
20%

8%
11%
12%

34%
15%
8%

3%
4%
8%

0%
2%
2%

5%
4%
5%

22%
27%
19%

188
264
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

5%
7%
25%

20%
20%
29%

7%
14%
13%

37%
8%
4%

4%
7%
3%

1%
4%
1%

5%
8%
3%

22%
32%
22%

261
102
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

4%
11%
12%
14%

20%
25%
28%
16%

14%
11%
12%
7%

34%
20%
17%
24%

2%
5%
4%
4%

1%
1%
1%
2%

6%
2%
5%
6%

19%
25%
22%
27%

45
115
209
167

White
African American
Other

11%
22%
4%

23%
7%
19%

10%
23%
7%

20%
19%
31%

3%
14%
6%

1%
0%
12%

5%
0%
9%

26%
16%
12%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

11%
7%
15%
12%

30%
24%
25%
13%

15%
13%
8%
9%

19%
22%
16%
28%

2%
3%
4%
7%

0%
2%
1%
2%

5%
3%
6%
4%

18%
26%
26%
24%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

7%
7%
16%
16%
18%

24%
23%
15%
31%
27%

3%
8%
5%
17%
13%

21%
22%
34%
15%
18%

8%
1%
1%
7%
6%

4%
1%
3%
0%
0%

7%
8%
2%
1%
4%

26%
30%
24%
14%
14%

45
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

5%
4%
13%

13%
15%
25%

14%
15%
10%

32%
31%
19%

9%
7%
3%

0%
1%
1%

6%
1%
5%

21%
27%
24%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

14%
12%
10%
10%
11%

26%
25%
26%
15%
18%

7%
11%
13%
3%
16%

21%
17%
19%
36%
16%

6%
3%
3%
2%
6%

1%
3%
0%
0%
2%

4%
4%
8%
6%
2%

21%
24%
21%
27%
29%

111
177
95
69
91

36

“I’d like to ask you about several issues that are of importance in Massachusetts. For each one, please tell me which of the
current candidates for governor, Republican Charlie Baker, Republican Christy Mihos, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent
Tim Cahill, you think is best able to handle that issue.” “Which candidate do you trust most on taxes?”

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Baker
14%

Cahill Mihos Patrick
19%
11%
19%

Other
2%

All the
Same
1%

None
11%

Don't
Know
24%

(N=)
540

Male
Female

18%
10%

17%
20%

15%
7%

20%
18%

1%
2%

1%
1%

10%
13%

18%
28%

258
283

Registered Democrat
Registered Ind./Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

10%
13%
28%

16%
23%
14%

7%
10%
19%

32%
14%
7%

1%
2%
5%

1%
1%
2%

11%
12%
10%

22%
26%
16%

184
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

7%
8%
27%

17%
23%
20%

5%
15%
17%

34%
5%
5%

1%
2%
2%

1%
2%
1%

12%
11%
9%

23%
33%
19%

256
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

16%
13%
13%
12%

19%
23%
21%
14%

6%
14%
13%
7%

22%
17%
18%
21%

2%
1%
2%
3%

0%
2%
1%
1%

9%
4%
13%
15%

27%
25%
20%
27%

45
115
206
166

White
African American
Other

13%
34%
10%

20%
0%
18%

10%
18%
19%

18%
34%
20%

2%
4%
0%

1%
0%
6%

12%
0%
6%

25%
10%
21%

473
24
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

15%
14%
15%
12%

26%
15%
24%
9%

16%
14%
8%
8%

13%
15%
13%
34%

1%
2%
1%
3%

0%
1%
2%
1%

8%
16%
12%
9%

21%
24%
25%
23%

91
125
186
129

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

14%
15%
15%
13%
21%

19%
24%
14%
25%
18%

4%
7%
3%
19%
14%

17%
16%
35%
17%
21%

6%
1%
0%
2%
2%

0%
0%
2%
0%
2%

9%
18%
12%
9%
6%

31%
19%
19%
16%
16%

45
68
55
67
144

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

16%
14%
13%

12%
17%
19%

10%
2%
12%

29%
30%
17%

5%
0%
2%

0%
0%
1%

11%
1%
12%

17%
36%
23%

29
51
457

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

16%
13%
14%
9%
15%

16%
24%
17%
18%
14%

9%
14%
9%
6%
14%

23%
16%
16%
30%
15%

0%
3%
1%
2%
3%

1%
2%
2%
0%
0%

10%
8%
15%
14%
12%

25%
21%
26%
22%
27%

107
176
95
70
91

37

“I’d like to ask you about several issues that are of importance in Massachusetts. For each one, please tell me which of the
current candidates for governor, Republican Charlie Baker, Republican Christy Mihos, Democrat Deval Patrick, or Independent
Tim Cahill, you think is best able to handle that issue.” “Which candidate do you think can best reform Massachusetts health
care system?”

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Baker
19%

Cahill Mihos Patrick
11%
6%
22%

Other
3%

All the
Same
2%

None
7%

Don't
Know
30%

(N=)
544

Male
Female

23%
15%

11%
12%

5%
7%

25%
19%

2%
5%

3%
1%

9%
6%

23%
36%

260
284

Registered Democrat
Registered Ind./Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

13%
19%
29%

12%
12%
9%

4%
6%
10%

36%
17%
5%

2%
3%
4%

1%
3%
5%

7%
8%
6%

25%
31%
33%

188
264
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

11%
12%
34%

10%
14%
13%

4%
10%
7%

39%
6%
5%

4%
3%
2%

2%
5%
2%

6%
8%
8%

25%
43%
28%

261
102
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

13%
19%
22%
16%

13%
13%
13%
10%

9%
7%
5%
6%

24%
24%
18%
25%

3%
3%
3%
3%

0%
2%
3%
2%

9%
8%
6%
8%

28%
25%
31%
31%

45
115
209
167

White
African American
Other

19%
15%
7%

11%
21%
10%

5%
13%
10%

20%
47%
27%

3%
0%
0%

3%
0%
1%

7%
0%
9%

31%
4%
35%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

17%
16%
23%
17%

17%
15%
11%
6%

12%
6%
4%
4%

15%
23%
18%
30%

4%
3%
2%
4%

1%
2%
2%
4%

4%
9%
9%
4%

30%
26%
30%
32%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

15%
12%
15%
20%
27%

11%
13%
11%
18%
11%

4%
8%
7%
10%
4%

15%
23%
30%
22%
23%

6%
4%
1%
3%
2%

1%
3%
0%
1%
3%

7%
6%
3%
5%
10%

41%
30%
33%
20%
21%

45
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

13%
22%
19%

4%
13%
12%

11%
2%
6%

34%
26%
20%

3%
1%
3%

0%
1%
3%

7%
4%
8%

27%
32%
29%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

17%
23%
22%
13%
13%

15%
10%
10%
7%
14%

1%
7%
9%
2%
9%

27%
14%
20%
37%
19%

2%
4%
2%
2%
5%

3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

9%
9%
7%
4%
4%

28%
29%
27%
32%
33%

111
177
95
69
91

38

“Let’s turn for a minute to the current budget problems in Massachusetts. Based on what you have heard or read, how serious
is the budget crisis faced by the state of Massachusetts … very serious … somewhat serious … not very serious … or not
serious at all?”

Very
Serious
76%

Somewhat
Serious
18%

Male
Female

74%
79%

21%
16%

3%
2%

1%
0%

1%
3%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

75%
77%
83%

20%
17%
12%

2%
4%
0%

1%
0%
1%

1%
2%
3%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

72%
82%
80%

22%
13%
16%

3%
2%
1%

1%
0%
1%

2%
2%
2%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

59%
83%
81%
71%

27%
15%
13%
24%

4%
2%
3%
1%

4%
1%
1%
0%

6%
0%
1%
3%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

77%
71%
64%

20%
0%
20%

1%
26%
5%

1%
0%
6%

2%
3%
5%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

77%
75%
77%
76%

17%
20%
17%
19%

0%
2%
4%
3%

3%
0%
1%
0%

3%
3%
1%
1%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

68%
71%
68%
83%
83%

26%
22%
25%
11%
15%

4%
2%
5%
4%
1%

0%
3%
0%
2%
0%

2%
2%
2%
1%
1%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

63%
64%
79%

26%
29%
16%

3%
4%
2%

6%
0%
1%

1%
3%
2%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

68%
82%
78%
67%
81%

27%
14%
13%
28%
14%

5%
1%
2%
1%
4%

0%
2%
1%
0%
1%

0%
1%
6%
3%
0%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Not Very Not At All Don't
Serious
Serious
Know
2%
1%
2%

(N=)
545

39

"Who do you TRUST MORE to handle the state's economic and fiscal problems ... Governor Patrick or the state Legislature?"

Gov.
Patrick
23%

State
Legislature
40%

Both
Equally
5%

Neither
27%

Don't
Know
4%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

30%
17%

34%
46%

4%
7%

30%
24%

2%
7%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

32%
21%
10%

43%
36%
44%

6%
4%
9%

13%
34%
36%

5%
5%
2%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

35%
13%
11%

41%
42%
38%

7%
5%
3%

11%
37%
44%

6%
4%
3%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

15%
26%
23%
24%

61%
33%
39%
41%

7%
6%
5%
5%

15%
33%
28%
25%

3%
2%
5%
5%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

22%
40%
24%

41%
36%
47%

5%
12%
3%

28%
10%
24%

4%
3%
3%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

15%
19%
20%
37%

48%
43%
39%
35%

3%
9%
5%
6%

25%
25%
34%
18%

8%
4%
2%
5%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

20%
14%
28%
17%
31%

49%
55%
55%
41%
35%

8%
5%
1%
6%
6%

9%
20%
13%
34%
28%

13%
5%
4%
1%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

34%
27%
22%

37%
45%
40%

6%
7%
5%

24%
19%
28%

0%
2%
5%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

28%
22%
24%
27%
14%

42%
33%
41%
46%
45%

4%
6%
3%
8%
6%

21%
33%
30%
12%
30%

6%
5%
1%
6%
4%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

40

“Overall, which of the following should be done to improve the state’s budget and fiscal problems … should the governor and
the legislature do more to cut government programs, services, and spending, or should taxes and other revenues be raised?”

Cut
Programs
62%

Raise
Taxes
23%

Don't
Know
16%

(N=)
520

Male
Female

66%
58%

20%
26%

15%
16%

250
270

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

46%
66%
87%

38%
17%
5%

17%
17%
8%

182
254
69

Democrat
Independent
Republican

43%
67%
86%

37%
15%
6%

20%
19%
8%

248
98
167

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

51%
66%
61%
62%

34%
22%
21%
23%

15%
12%
18%
15%

42
110
195
164

White
African American
Other

61%
71%
46%

23%
22%
37%

16%
7%
18%

455
25
25

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

60%
61%
68%
53%

22%
16%
21%
34%

18%
22%
11%
13%

87
122
176
127

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

45%
58%
56%
74%
65%

30%
27%
30%
22%
24%

25%
16%
14%
4%
11%

45
64
51
66
140

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

53%
52%
63%

34%
36%
21%

13%
12%
16%

29
49
439

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

53%
64%
63%
54%
71%

33%
19%
21%
30%
14%

14%
17%
16%
15%
15%

109
165
91
70
86

STATEWIDE - July 2009

41

“As you may have heard, recently, the State Legislature passed, and Governor Patrick signed, a law that raised sales and other
taxes in Massachusetts about 1 billion dollars to avert deeper cuts in services. Do you approve or disapprove of the recent tax
increases?” “Is that strongly or just somewhat?”

Strongly
Approve

Approve
Somewhat

Neutral

Disapprove Strongly
Somewhat Disapprove

Don't
Know

STATEWIDE - July 2009

14%

21%

3%

14%

(N=)

47%

2%

545

Male
Female

14%
13%

20%
22%

2%
4%

12%
15%

51%
44%

2%
2%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

18%
13%
6%

30%
18%
6%

3%
3%
3%

10%
15%
16%

37%
48%
67%

1%
3%
2%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

24%
5%
3%

29%
18%
10%

3%
2%
2%

14%
11%
15%

27%
63%
67%

2%
1%
2%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

10%
13%
14%
15%

28%
19%
20%
22%

7%
2%
3%
2%

9%
12%
12%
17%

45%
51%
49%
41%

0%
2%
2%
2%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

14%
29%
1%

21%
23%
17%

3%
0%
0%

14%
7%
6%

46%
41%
76%

2%
0%
0%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

7%
11%
13%
23%

14%
21%
21%
25%

2%
3%
2%
3%

16%
12%
12%
15%

58%
52%
49%
32%

3%
0%
3%
1%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

4%
16%
11%
15%
17%

17%
19%
35%
12%
23%

3%
3%
0%
0%
4%

14%
11%
17%
7%
16%

59%
51%
37%
61%
38%

3%
1%
0%
6%
1%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

14%
10%
14%

18%
44%
18%

3%
2%
3%

22%
13%
13%

39%
24%
50%

4%
7%
1%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

19%
14%
8%
20%
7%

25%
20%
19%
23%
16%

3%
2%
5%
1%
3%

11%
12%
21%
11%
15%

38%
50%
48%
44%
56%

3%
3%
0%
1%
3%

111
177
95
70
91

42

“I’d like to turn to the subject of gambling in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick has recently proposed legal casino gambling,
including slot machines, at three locations in Massachusetts. Supporters argue that this will bring in hundreds of millions of
dollars in revenues to the State of Massachusetts while opponents argue that casinos will increase social problems from
compulsive gambling. What about you … do you favor or oppose legalizing casino gambling in Massachusetts?” “Is that
strongly or just somewhat?”

Strongly
Favor

Favor
Somewhat

Neutral

Oppose Strongly
Somewhat Oppose

Don't
Know

STATEWIDE - July 2009

36%

21%

6%

9%

(N=)

27%

1%

544

Male
Female

43%
29%

18%
23%

6%
6%

9%
9%

24%
30%

0%
2%

260
284

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

40%
35%
30%

16%
24%
15%

4%
6%
8%

11%
7%
13%

27%
26%
32%

0%
2%
1%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

40%
40%
29%

19%
25%
20%

5%
9%
6%

9%
9%
9%

27%
15%
34%

1%
2%
1%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

43%
28%
41%
35%

32%
25%
21%
15%

10%
6%
6%
5%

1%
11%
8%
11%

14%
29%
24%
32%

0%
1%
0%
2%

45
114
210
167

White
African American
Other

35%
42%
43%

22%
3%
11%

6%
0%
19%

9%
21%
9%

28%
31%
12%

1%
3%
6%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

46%
38%
36%
28%

18%
17%
24%
21%

4%
9%
5%
7%

5%
12%
7%
13%

26%
25%
28%
29%

2%
0%
0%
3%

93
125
185
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

44%
40%
33%
41%
35%

14%
21%
30%
17%
24%

3%
5%
6%
5%
4%

5%
11%
8%
4%
14%

31%
23%
22%
33%
23%

3%
0%
1%
0%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

35%
26%
37%

28%
24%
20%

0%
6%
6%

4%
18%
9%

28%
26%
27%

6%
0%
1%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

40%
38%
33%
34%
32%

19%
20%
20%
22%
23%

8%
8%
3%
1%
6%

12%
6%
15%
5%
8%

20%
25%
29%
35%
30%

1%
2%
0%
3%
1%

111
176
95
70
91

43

“If casino gambling were made legal in Massachusetts, which type of gambling facility would you prefer … two or three resort
style casinos in different parts of the state or slot parlors at horse and dog tracks?”

Resort
Casinos
60%

Slots at
Tracks
12%

Don't
Know
2%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

61%
58%

14%
11%

9%
10%

14%
19%

2%
2%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

57%
63%
53%

13%
11%
16%

9%
10%
10%

17%
16%
19%

3%
1%
2%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

63%
66%
52%

11%
9%
15%

8%
13%
10%

15%
12%
22%

3%
0%
2%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

85%
67%
62%
47%

3%
13%
11%
15%

7%
6%
10%
11%

5%
14%
15%
23%

0%
0%
2%
4%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

60%
55%
58%

13%
4%
6%

9%
0%
36%

16%
41%
0%

2%
0%
0%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

59%
58%
64%
58%

14%
14%
11%
10%

12%
9%
9%
9%

13%
18%
15%
20%

2%
1%
0%
4%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

46%
61%
58%
65%
69%

11%
14%
16%
18%
11%

12%
10%
10%
0%
8%

25%
15%
14%
13%
12%

6%
0%
3%
4%
1%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

76%
56%
59%

3%
14%
13%

2%
8%
10%

11%
20%
17%

8%
2%
1%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

55%
59%
62%
69%
57%

14%
12%
11%
11%
13%

14%
9%
8%
6%
10%

16%
18%
17%
12%
19%

1%
2%
2%
2%
2%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

No
Don’t Want
Preference Gambling
9%
17%

44

“Let’s change the subject again. Recently, Governor Patrick proposed a 4 million dollar cut to the budget of the Stone and
Franklin Park zoos. How much would you say you have heard or read about this issue … a great deal … some … or nothing at
all?”
Heard a
Great Deal
34%

Heard
Some
46%

Nothing
At All
19%

Don’t
Know
1%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

33%
35%

47%
45%

20%
19%

0%
1%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

32%
38%
24%

49%
43%
54%

18%
19%
22%

1%
0%
0%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

34%
40%
30%

43%
44%
51%

22%
15%
18%

1%
0%
0%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

16%
27%
39%
39%

40%
57%
45%
40%

44%
16%
17%
20%

0%
0%
0%
1%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

34%
27%
34%

47%
44%
30%

18%
29%
36%

0%
0%
0%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

22%
33%
39%
37%

51%
40%
47%
46%

26%
26%
14%
16%

0%
2%
0%
0%

93
125
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

34%
30%
32%
25%
37%

35%
56%
51%
46%
49%

31%
15%
17%
28%
14%

0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

19%
21%
37%

39%
58%
45%

42%
21%
18%

0%
0%
0%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

35%
45%
32%
11%
32%

53%
43%
50%
40%
44%

12%
12%
17%
49%
24%

0%
0%
2%
0%
0%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

45

“Governor Patrick has said that the zoos, like the rest of the government, need to make cuts because of the state’s budget
problems. Zoo administrators have said that the proposed cuts would result in many animals having to be destroyed. Based on
this information, and whatever else you have seen or heard about this issue, do you support or oppose the proposed cut to the
zoos budget?” “Is that strongly or just somewhat?”

Strongly
Support

Support
Somewhat

Neutral

Oppose Strongly
Somewhat Oppose

Don't
Know

STATEWIDE - July 2009

10%

19%

5%

15%

(N=)

44%

7%

543

Male
Female

13%
8%

25%
13%

3%
7%

14%
15%

37%
51%

8%
6%

260
283

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

10%
10%
13%

19%
18%
23%

4%
6%
4%

14%
16%
13%

48%
41%
41%

5%
9%
6%

187
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

10%
8%
11%

20%
14%
20%

5%
5%
5%

13%
14%
18%

44%
47%
42%

7%
13%
4%

259
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

6%
17%
10%
7%

13%
23%
19%
17%

5%
3%
6%
5%

12%
15%
13%
16%

60%
33%
45%
48%

5%
10%
6%
7%

45
115
209
166

White
African American
Other

10%
12%
8%

19%
31%
13%

4%
4%
18%

15%
10%
6%

43%
39%
55%

8%
4%
0%

476
25
27

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

7%
9%
10%
14%

7%
17%
24%
24%

3%
3%
4%
9%

9%
16%
15%
18%

67%
47%
41%
29%

7%
8%
7%
6%

93
125
185
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

3%
10%
11%
8%
15%

7%
19%
29%
17%
21%

5%
3%
8%
0%
6%

18%
8%
14%
18%
16%

57%
56%
35%
50%
34%

10%
4%
2%
7%
8%

46
68
55
67
145

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

18%
9%
10%

18%
26%
19%

8%
5%
5%

19%
14%
14%

38%
33%
46%

0%
12%
7%

29
50
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

9%
13%
8%
11%
7%

22%
17%
19%
22%
18%

3%
5%
8%
3%
5%

22%
11%
11%
17%
16%

39%
49%
45%
38%
46%

5%
6%
9%
8%
8%

111
176
94
70
91

46

“Have you been to either the Franklin Park or the Stone Zoo in the last 2 years?” IF YES: “How would you rate the quality of
the zoo facilities? Would you say they are excellent … good … fair … poor or very poor?”

STATEWIDE - July 2009

Excellent Good
6%
11%

Fair
6%

Poor
2%

Very Not Been Don't
Poor In 2 Yrs Know
0%
75%
1%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

3%
9%

12%
9%

5%
6%

3%
1%

0%
0%

76%
74%

1%
0%

260
285

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

8%
5%
6%

13%
6%
21%

9%
4%
4%

2%
1%
4%

1%
0%
0%

67%
82%
65%

0%
1%
0%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

6%
6%
7%

10%
6%
13%

8%
6%
3%

2%
1%
2%

0%
0%
1%

74%
79%
74%

1%
1%
0%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

5%
7%
7%
4%

15%
18%
10%
5%

5%
9%
5%
4%

4%
3%
2%
0%

0%
1%
0%
0%

71%
62%
75%
86%

0%
0%
0%
1%

45
115
210
167

White
African American
Other

6%
0%
4%

10%
10%
18%

5%
26%
1%

2%
0%
4%

0%
0%
0%

76%
64%
68%

0%
0%
5%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

4%
5%
6%
8%

8%
8%
12%
12%

1%
5%
5%
11%

0%
1%
2%
3%

0%
1%
0%
0%

86%
78%
75%
65%

0%
1%
0%
1%

93
125
186
132

3%
8%
11%
6%
6%

9%
8%
9%
20%
13%

1%
5%
10%
2%
6%

1%
3%
3%
2%
2%

0%
0%
0%
1%
1%

83%
76%
66%
69%
73%

3%
0%
2%
0%
0%

46
68
55
67
146

2%
9%
6%

10%
16%
10%

5%
12%
5%

0%
4%
2%

0%
0%
0%

83%
60%
76%

0%
0%
1%

29
51
461

9%
5%
4%
0%
11%

15%
14%
9%
1%
8%

12%
6%
2%
4%
4%

2%
2%
0%
2%
1%

0%
0%
0%
0%
1%

62%
72%
85%
91%
73%

0%
0%
0%
1%
2%

111
177
95
70
91

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more
10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years
Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

47

“Let’s turn back to state politics. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement … Deval Patrick has brought reform to
Beacon Hill.” “Is that strongly or just somewhat?”

Strongly
Agree

Agree
Somewhat

Neutral

Disagree Strongly
Somewhat Disagree

Don't
Know

STATEWIDE - July 2009

6%

19%

4%

21%

(N=)

41%

8%

544

Male
Female

8%
5%

17%
21%

5%
4%

22%
21%

45%
37%

4%
11%

260
283

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

10%
5%
1%

26%
18%
6%

6%
3%
7%

21%
22%
23%

28%
46%
58%

10%
6%
6%

188
264
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

11%
0%
3%

29%
17%
7%

5%
3%
5%

24%
22%
17%

23%
48%
65%

9%
10%
4%

260
102
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

4%
4%
9%
6%

23%
19%
18%
20%

5%
8%
1%
5%

35%
13%
23%
22%

24%
54%
40%
36%

8%
2%
8%
11%

45
114
209
167

White
African American
Other

7%
13%
0%

17%
42%
22%

5%
0%
3%

21%
10%
37%

42%
32%
35%

8%
3%
2%

475
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

5%
3%
5%
12%

10%
19%
16%
30%

5%
6%
2%
6%

25%
21%
22%
20%

45%
37%
52%
27%

11%
13%
4%
6%

93
124
186
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

6%
5%
4%
12%
5%

18%
17%
31%
9%
18%

5%
6%
2%
0%
6%

16%
28%
30%
20%
25%

36%
39%
30%
54%
42%

21%
5%
3%
5%
4%

45
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

10%
5%
6%

26%
30%
17%

3%
5%
4%

16%
21%
22%

35%
27%
43%

11%
12%
7%

29
51
460

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

10%
5%
5%
9%
3%

25%
14%
22%
21%
16%

6%
5%
2%
4%
4%

19%
24%
18%
25%
21%

36%
46%
44%
27%
45%

5%
5%
8%
14%
12%

111
177
95
69
91

48

“Democrats have controlled both the State Legislature and the Governor’s office for the past three years. Do you think it is
better for the state to have a Governor who comes from the same political party that controls the State Legislature, or do you
think it is better to have a Governor from one political party and the State Legislature controlled by another?”
One
Party
28%

Different
Party
46%

No
Difference
17%

Don’t
Know
8%

(N=)
545

Male
Female

23%
33%

52%
41%

18%
16%

7%
9%

260
284

Registered Democrat
Registered Independent/Unaffiliated
Registered Republican

44%
23%
11%

28%
54%
70%

17%
18%
14%

12%
6%
5%

188
265
73

Democrat
Independent
Republican

48%
10%
9%

23%
57%
77%

21%
21%
9%

8%
12%
4%

261
103
173

35 or under
35 to 49
50 to 64
65 and over

49%
20%
28%
29%

29%
56%
46%
44%

18%
17%
18%
17%

3%
8%
8%
10%

45
115
210
166

White
African American
Other

27%
45%
28%

47%
45%
39%

18%
0%
27%

8%
10%
6%

476
25
28

High school or less
Some college
College graduate
Post-graduate

33%
27%
27%
27%

45%
50%
53%
38%

11%
14%
14%
28%

11%
8%
6%
8%

93
125
185
132

Less than $30K
$30K to $60K
$60K to $75K
$75K to $100K
$100K or more

32%
34%
43%
29%
22%

40%
36%
36%
63%
56%

13%
17%
16%
7%
17%

16%
13%
4%
1%
5%

46
68
55
67
146

10 years or less in MA
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years

28%
42%
27%

42%
38%
48%

20%
13%
18%

10%
7%
8%

29
51
461

Inside 128
128 to 495
Central MA
Western MA
Southern MA/Cape/Islands

31%
24%
29%
35%
25%

49%
45%
39%
44%
55%

13%
22%
26%
9%
10%

7%
8%
5%
13%
10%

111
177
95
70
91

STATEWIDE - July 2009

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