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WBUR Massachusetts 2014 General Election Poll Topline Results Survey of 504 Registered Voters Field Dates: January

16-19, 2014 Overall, do you think things in Massachusetts are headed in the right direction or are they off on the wrong track? Right Direction Wrong Track Don’t Know / Refused 46% 38% 15%

I'm going to read you the names of several people who are active in public affairs. After I read each one please tell me if you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable view of the person. If you have never heard of the person or if you are undecided, please just say so. READ FIRST NAME. How about READ NEXT NAME? REPEAT QUESTION TEXT ONLY IF NECESSARY, PROBE IF RESPONDENT SAYS “DON’T KNOW”. Have you heard of READ NAME and are undecided about (him/her)? Or PAUSE have you never heard of (him/her)? Heard of / Undecided 28% 15% 16% 25% 13% 20% 16% 20% 13% 8% Never heard of 25% 78% 3% 43% 81% 73% 77% 68% 82% 2%

Order rotated Charlie Baker Mark Fisher Martha Coakley Steve Grossman Don Berwick Juliette Kayyem Joe Avellone Jeff McCormick Evan Falchuk Deval Patrick

Favorable 32% 4% 53% 22% 3% 3% 5% 9% 3% 52%

Unfavorable 14% 2% 28% 10% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 38%

Refused 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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I am now going to read you five questions about the potential candidates in the November 2014 general election. If the election for Governor of Massachusetts were held today, and if the candidates were Democrat READ NAME, Republican Charlie Baker, independent Evan Falchuk and independent Jeff McCormick, for whom would you vote? Charlie Baker 29% 33% 36% 37% 36% Democrat nominee 39% 23% 13% 15% 13% Jeff McCormick 3% 5% 8% 7% 8% Evan Falchuk 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% Another candidate 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% Wouldn’t vote 4% 7% 5% 7% 6% Don’t Know / Refused 22% 29% 35% 31% 33%

Order rotated Martha Coakley Steve Grossman Don Berwick Juliette Kayyem Joe Avellone

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Deval Patrick is handling his job as governor? Approve Disapprove Don’t Know / Refused How closely, if at all, have you been following news about READ FIRST ITEM—very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all? How about READ NEXT ITEM? Very closely 33% Somewhat closely 41% Not too closely 15% Not at all 11% Don’t Know / Refused 0% 53% 39% 8%

Order rotated. The chemist in the state drug testing lab who faked drug test results The social workers who were fired for failing to check in on a 5 year old boy who is now missing. Problems with the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website for applying for health and dental insurance

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9%

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Do you approve or disapprove of the way Governor Deval Patrick is handling these problems we have just discussed? Approve Disapprove Don’t Know / Refused 38% 37% 25%

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Current plans are for up to 3 casinos to be located in Massachusetts, 1 in each of 3 separate regions of the state. Do you approve or disapprove of locating casinos in Massachusetts? Approve Disapprove Don’t Know / Refused Ask next question if “disapprove” in previous question. Which of the following three statements best describes your point of views? Order rotated. I am opposed to gambling anywhere 38% Gambling is ok in other places, but I don’t want 40% it in Massachusetts I think gambling is acceptable anywhere it is 20% legally allowed Don’t Know / Refused 2% Figures reflect only those respondents who were asked this question. 53% 39% 8%

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Demographics Race White / Caucasian All others Don’t Know / Refused 81% 16% 3%

Age 18 to 29 30 to 44 45 to 59 60+ 17% 26% 29% 28%

Gender Male Female 48% 52%

Party Registration Democrat Republican Independent / Unenrolled 36% 11% 53%

Education High School or less Some college, no degree College graduate (BA/BS) Advanced degree 34% 23% 26% 17%

About the Poll These results are based on a survey of 504 registered voters in Massachusetts. The poll was conducted January 16-19, 2014. Live telephone interviews were conducted via both landline and cell phone using conventional registration based sampling procedures. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 4.4 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. The poll was sponsored by WBUR, a National Public Radio station in the Boston area. The MassINC Polling Group 4