Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters

in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
Democra
t
Republic
an
Unenroll
ed /
Other Male Female
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504 167 65 272 248 256
Very closely 44% 42% 47% 45% 43% 46%
Somewhat closely 33% 36% 34% 31% 34% 32%
Not too closely 13% 13% 13% 12% 14% 11%
Not at all 9% 9% 5% 11% 10% 9%
Don't Know / Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very closely 33% 34% 28% 32% 29% 36%
Somewhat closely 37% 42% 37% 34% 36% 38%
Not too closely 15% 12% 19% 17% 20% 10%
Not at all 15% 12% 15% 17% 14% 16%
Don't Know / Refused % 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very closely 19% 16% 19% 21% 20% 18%
Somewhat closely 32% 36% 29% 30% 31% 33%
Not too closely 27% 26% 30% 28% 28% 27%
Not at all 21% 20% 20% 21% 21% 21%
Don't Know / Refused 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very closely 23% 18% 28% 26% 25% 21%
Somewhat closely 37% 40% 37% 34% 35% 38%
Not too closely 22% 23% 19% 22% 23% 22%
Not at all 18% 18% 16% 18% 17% 19%
Don't Know / Refused % 1% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very / somewhat closely 77% 77% 82% 76% 76% 78%
Not too / not at all closely 22% 21% 18% 23% 24% 20%
Don't Know / Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
PARTY REGISTRATION GENDER
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very closely 44%
Somewhat closely 33%
Not too closely 13%
Not at all 9%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 33%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 15%
Not at all 15%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very closely 19%
Somewhat closely 32%
Not too closely 27%
Not at all 21%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 23%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 22%
Not at all 18%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 77%
Not too / not at all closely 22%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
18 to 29 30 to 44 45 to 59 60+
Men age
18-49
Women
age 18-
49
Men age
50+
Women
age 50+
60 133 176 135 129 106 119 150
21% 38% 52% 51% 37% 33% 48% 56%
39% 32% 33% 31% 32% 36% 35% 29%
16% 16% 9% 12% 15% 15% 13% 8%
23% 13% 5% 5% 16% 14% 4% 5%
1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
30% 32% 32% 35% 25% 35% 32% 37%
29% 35% 37% 43% 33% 36% 40% 39%
17% 16% 15% 14% 24% 9% 17% 11%
23% 18% 16% 8% 18% 20% 10% 12%
0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
9% 14% 27% 19% 19% 14% 21% 22%
29% 25% 38% 32% 24% 29% 37% 36%
35% 32% 20% 28% 32% 31% 24% 24%
25% 28% 14% 20% 25% 24% 16% 18%
1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 2% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
10% 19% 22% 33% 22% 12% 29% 28%
39% 30% 40% 38% 33% 35% 37% 40%
25% 24% 20% 22% 22% 25% 23% 19%
25% 26% 18% 7% 23% 27% 11% 12%
0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
60% 69% 85% 82% 69% 69% 83% 85%
39% 30% 14% 17% 31% 29% 17% 13%
1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
AGE CATEGORIES AGE AND GENDER
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very closely 44%
Somewhat closely 33%
Not too closely 13%
Not at all 9%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 33%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 15%
Not at all 15%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very closely 19%
Somewhat closely 32%
Not too closely 27%
Not at all 21%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 23%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 22%
Not at all 18%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 77%
Not too / not at all closely 22%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
White /
Caucasia
n All others
Less
than
$25k $25-$75k
$75-
$150k
More
than
$150k
421 54 39 139 144 53
45% 39% 45% 44% 49% 45%
34% 29% 43% 35% 27% 39%
12% 17% 2% 11% 17% 14%
9% 15% 10% 9% 7% 2%
1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
33% 30% 58% 37% 33% 27%
39% 27% 12% 36% 41% 45%
14% 18% 15% 15% 13% 10%
14% 23% 15% 11% 13% 18%
0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
19% 14% 23% 16% 24% 17%
33% 26% 36% 31% 36% 32%
27% 29% 21% 34% 21% 26%
19% 29% 21% 17% 18% 22%
1% 2% 0% 2% 0% 3%
425 58 38 145 140 50
25% 13% 22% 30% 23% 31%
37% 38% 40% 34% 42% 39%
21% 25% 18% 21% 22% 24%
17% 24% 20% 15% 12% 6%
% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
79% 68% 88% 79% 76% 85%
20% 31% 12% 20% 24% 15%
1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
INCOME RANGES RACE
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very closely 44%
Somewhat closely 33%
Not too closely 13%
Not at all 9%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 33%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 15%
Not at all 15%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very closely 19%
Somewhat closely 32%
Not too closely 27%
Not at all 21%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very closely 23%
Somewhat closely 37%
Not too closely 22%
Not at all 18%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 77%
Not too / not at all closely 22%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The deaths of
children under the supervision of the state’s
Department of Children and Families.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
High
School or
less
Some
college,
no
degree
College
graduate
(BA/BS)
Advance
d degree
Western
/ Central
MA
Southeas
t MA
Outer
Boston
Suburbs
Boston /
Inner
Suburbs
88 123 191 97 111 48 161 107
39% 44% 43% 52% 45% 36% 48% 39%
32% 36% 30% 35% 32% 44% 31% 38%
11% 10% 18% 9% 8% 15% 12% 15%
16% 8% 9% 4% 15% 5% 9% 7%
1% 2% % 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
32% 36% 27% 38% 29% 44% 32% 28%
24% 34% 43% 45% 38% 35% 39% 38%
25% 13% 16% 7% 11% 13% 15% 18%
19% 15% 15% 10% 20% 8% 14% 16%
0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
15% 23% 19% 18% 18% 19% 21% 14%
30% 24% 37% 38% 29% 29% 33% 41%
22% 29% 28% 28% 23% 34% 25% 30%
32% 22% 16% 15% 26% 18% 20% 14%
2% 2% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
27% 21% 19% 29% 25% 32% 18% 29%
30% 36% 40% 39% 37% 41% 46% 30%
24% 18% 27% 19% 20% 15% 21% 27%
19% 23% 14% 13% 17% 12% 15% 14%
0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
71% 80% 73% 87% 77% 79% 78% 77%
28% 18% 27% 13% 23% 21% 21% 22%
1% 2% % 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
EDUCATION LEVEL REGIONS
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
Democra
t
Republic
an
Unenroll
ed /
Other Male Female
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504 167 65 272 248 256
PARTY REGISTRATION GENDER
Very / somewhat closely 70% 76% 66% 66% 65% 74%
Not too / not at all closely 30% 24% 34% 33% 34% 26%
Don't Know / Refused % 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very / somewhat closely 51% 52% 48% 51% 51% 51%
Not too / not at all closely 48% 46% 50% 49% 48% 48%
Don't Know / Refused 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Very / somewhat closely 60% 58% 65% 60% 61% 59%
Not too / not at all closely 40% 41% 35% 40% 39% 41%
Don't Know / Refused % 1% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Approve 49% 45% 53% 51% 58% 41%
Disapprove 39% 43% 41% 36% 36% 42%
Don't Know / Refused 12% 13% 6% 12% 7% 16%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Should be allowed on the ballot 52% 55% 56% 49% 51% 53%
Original law should remain as is 39% 37% 38% 40% 42% 36%
Don't Know / Refused 9% 8% 5% 11% 7% 11%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
...Do you think [the casino repeal] measure should be
allowed to be on the ballot for a vote, or should the
original law remain as is?
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
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?
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very / somewhat closely 70%
Not too / not at all closely 30%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 51%
Not too / not at all closely 48%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 60%
Not too / not at all closely 40%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Approve 49%
Disapprove 39%
Don't Know / Refused 12%
Total 504
Should be allowed on the ballot 52%
Original law should remain as is 39%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
...Do you think [the casino repeal] measure should be
allowed to be on the ballot for a vote, or should the
original law remain as is?
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
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?
18 to 29 30 to 44 45 to 59 60+
Men age
18-49
Women
age 18-
49
Men age
50+
Women
age 50+
60 133 176 135 129 106 119 150
AGE CATEGORIES AGE AND GENDER
59% 66% 69% 77% 57% 71% 72% 76%
41% 34% 31% 22% 43% 29% 27% 24%
0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
39% 39% 65% 51% 43% 43% 58% 58%
60% 60% 35% 48% 57% 55% 40% 42%
1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 2% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
50% 49% 62% 71% 55% 47% 66% 68%
50% 50% 38% 29% 45% 51% 34% 32%
0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
61% 50% 51% 42% 67% 38% 49% 44%
33% 32% 40% 48% 25% 44% 45% 41%
7% 19% 9% 10% 8% 18% 6% 15%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
58% 43% 50% 60% 47% 48% 55% 56%
32% 43% 42% 35% 45% 37% 39% 35%
10% 14% 8% 5% 8% 14% 5% 9%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very / somewhat closely 70%
Not too / not at all closely 30%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 51%
Not too / not at all closely 48%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 60%
Not too / not at all closely 40%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Approve 49%
Disapprove 39%
Don't Know / Refused 12%
Total 504
Should be allowed on the ballot 52%
Original law should remain as is 39%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
...Do you think [the casino repeal] measure should be
allowed to be on the ballot for a vote, or should the
original law remain as is?
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
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?
White /
Caucasia
n All others
Less
than
$25k $25-$75k
$75-
$150k
More
than
$150k
421 54 39 139 144 53
INCOME RANGES RACE
72% 57% 70% 73% 75% 72%
28% 41% 30% 26% 25% 28%
0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
52% 40% 59% 47% 60% 49%
47% 58% 41% 51% 40% 48%
1% 2% 0% 2% 0% 3%
425 58 38 145 140 50
62% 51% 62% 64% 65% 70%
38% 49% 38% 36% 35% 30%
% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
51% 40% 55% 49% 51% 53%
37% 50% 36% 40% 39% 43%
12% 10% 9% 11% 10% 4%
425 58 38 145 140 50
51% 57% 50% 44% 59% 57%
41% 30% 43% 48% 37% 41%
8% 12% 7% 8% 3% 2%
425 58 38 145 140 50
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
Very / somewhat closely 70%
Not too / not at all closely 30%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 51%
Not too / not at all closely 48%
Don't Know / Refused 1%
Total 504
Very / somewhat closely 60%
Not too / not at all closely 40%
Don't Know / Refused %
Total 504
Approve 49%
Disapprove 39%
Don't Know / Refused 12%
Total 504
Should be allowed on the ballot 52%
Original law should remain as is 39%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
...Do you think [the casino repeal] measure should be
allowed to be on the ballot for a vote, or should the
original law remain as is?
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The increase in
overdose deaths from opiate drugs like heroin and
prescription painkillers.
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - Problems with the
Massachusetts Health Connector, the state website
for applying for health and dental insurance
HOW CLOSELY FOLLOWING - The process of
choosing which casino proposals will be licensed in
Massachusetts
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?
High
School or
less
Some
college,
no
degree
College
graduate
(BA/BS)
Advance
d degree
Western
/ Central
MA
Southeas
t MA
Outer
Boston
Suburbs
Boston /
Inner
Suburbs
88 123 191 97 111 48 161 107
EDUCATION LEVEL REGIONS
56% 71% 70% 83% 67% 79% 71% 66%
44% 28% 30% 17% 32% 21% 29% 34%
0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
45% 47% 56% 56% 47% 48% 54% 56%
54% 51% 44% 43% 49% 52% 46% 44%
2% 2% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
56% 58% 60% 68% 63% 73% 64% 59%
44% 41% 40% 32% 37% 27% 36% 41%
0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
59% 54% 44% 44% 45% 58% 53% 53%
25% 30% 49% 47% 41% 37% 37% 41%
16% 16% 7% 9% 14% 6% 10% 6%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
41% 43% 59% 63% 50% 43% 58% 64%
43% 46% 34% 34% 40% 49% 36% 31%
16% 11% 7% 3% 10% 8% 6% 6%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
Democra
t
Republic
an
Unenroll
ed /
Other Male Female
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504 167 65 272 248 256
PARTY REGISTRATION GENDER
A great deal 6% 8% 5% 5% 7% 5%
A fair amount 33% 37% 28% 30% 33% 32%
Not too much 29% 29% 25% 31% 31% 28%
None at all 23% 18% 35% 25% 23% 24%
Don't Know / Refused 8% 8% 7% 9% 7% 10%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Approve 15% 17% 14% 14% 17% 13%
Disapprove 16% 17% 25% 14% 19% 13%
Never heard of him 51% 47% 49% 54% 47% 54%
Don't Know / Refused 18% 20% 12% 19% 17% 20%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Yes it should 49% 52% 38% 50% 51% 47%
No it should not 42% 38% 56% 41% 40% 43%
Don't Know / Refused 9% 11% 6% 9% 9% 10%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
A crisis 31% 35% 26% 30% 27% 36%
A major problem 52% 49% 49% 54% 56% 47%
A minor problem 12% 12% 14% 11% 13% 11%
Not really a problem 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Don't Know / Refused 3% 3% 8% 3% 3% 4%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
Yes, know someone 37% 41% 33% 36% 33% 42%
No, do not know anyone 61% 58% 65% 62% 64% 57%
Don't Know / Refused 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1%
Total 504 181 60 263 243 261
...How much confidence do you have in the Gaming
Commission to conduct the process fairly and
ethically?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Steve
Crosby is handling his job as chairman of the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission? If you have
never heard of him, please just say so.
Do you think the use of marijuana should be made
legal, or not?
How serious of a problem do you think the abuse of
heroin and other opiates such as prescription
painkillers is in Massachusetts?
Do you know anyone who has struggled with an
addiction to heroin or other opiates in the last year?
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
A great deal 6%
A fair amount 33%
Not too much 29%
None at all 23%
Don't Know / Refused 8%
Total 504
Approve 15%
Disapprove 16%
Never heard of him 51%
Don't Know / Refused 18%
Total 504
Yes it should 49%
No it should not 42%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
A crisis 31%
A major problem 52%
A minor problem 12%
Not really a problem 2%
Don't Know / Refused 3%
Total 504
Yes, know someone 37%
No, do not know anyone 61%
Don't Know / Refused 2%
Total 504
...How much confidence do you have in the Gaming
Commission to conduct the process fairly and
ethically?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Steve
Crosby is handling his job as chairman of the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission? If you have
never heard of him, please just say so.
Do you think the use of marijuana should be made
legal, or not?
How serious of a problem do you think the abuse of
heroin and other opiates such as prescription
painkillers is in Massachusetts?
Do you know anyone who has struggled with an
addiction to heroin or other opiates in the last year?
18 to 29 30 to 44 45 to 59 60+
Men age
18-49
Women
age 18-
49
Men age
50+
Women
age 50+
60 133 176 135 129 106 119 150
AGE CATEGORIES AGE AND GENDER
11% 5% 3% 9% 4% 8% 10% 3%
39% 28% 32% 34% 32% 29% 33% 35%
23% 26% 37% 27% 31% 26% 30% 30%
17% 29% 22% 23% 24% 25% 21% 24%
10% 13% 5% 8% 9% 12% 5% 8%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
15% 13% 13% 18% 12% 13% 21% 13%
16% 14% 22% 11% 19% 14% 20% 13%
51% 58% 48% 46% 53% 56% 41% 52%
17% 15% 16% 25% 16% 17% 18% 22%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
62% 50% 48% 44% 57% 51% 45% 44%
31% 37% 43% 49% 33% 37% 47% 47%
7% 13% 9% 7% 9% 12% 9% 8%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
25% 31% 33% 33% 26% 34% 27% 38%
57% 50% 51% 52% 56% 46% 57% 48%
16% 11% 13% 10% 13% 14% 13% 9%
0% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1%
2% 6% 2% 3% 4% 4% 1% 4%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
57% 40% 37% 28% 40% 50% 27% 35%
41% 58% 62% 69% 56% 49% 72% 63%
2% 2% 1% 3% 4% 1% 1% 2%
60 131 166 146 115 117 129 144
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Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
A great deal 6%
A fair amount 33%
Not too much 29%
None at all 23%
Don't Know / Refused 8%
Total 504
Approve 15%
Disapprove 16%
Never heard of him 51%
Don't Know / Refused 18%
Total 504
Yes it should 49%
No it should not 42%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
A crisis 31%
A major problem 52%
A minor problem 12%
Not really a problem 2%
Don't Know / Refused 3%
Total 504
Yes, know someone 37%
No, do not know anyone 61%
Don't Know / Refused 2%
Total 504
...How much confidence do you have in the Gaming
Commission to conduct the process fairly and
ethically?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Steve
Crosby is handling his job as chairman of the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission? If you have
never heard of him, please just say so.
Do you think the use of marijuana should be made
legal, or not?
How serious of a problem do you think the abuse of
heroin and other opiates such as prescription
painkillers is in Massachusetts?
Do you know anyone who has struggled with an
addiction to heroin or other opiates in the last year?
White /
Caucasia
n All others
Less
than
$25k $25-$75k
$75-
$150k
More
than
$150k
421 54 39 139 144 53
INCOME RANGES RACE
6% 7% 10% 7% 3% 11%
34% 32% 29% 33% 38% 32%
30% 24% 18% 28% 35% 27%
23% 25% 36% 28% 18% 27%
7% 13% 7% 5% 7% 4%
425 58 38 145 140 50
16% 10% 17% 14% 16% 30%
16% 16% 20% 12% 19% 16%
51% 53% 54% 56% 45% 42%
18% 21% 9% 18% 19% 12%
425 58 38 145 140 50
51% 36% 57% 52% 55% 55%
40% 55% 38% 40% 39% 33%
9% 9% 5% 7% 6% 12%
425 58 38 145 140 50
31% 36% 42% 34% 31% 22%
53% 47% 40% 51% 49% 48%
11% 13% 5% 12% 16% 23%
2% 0% 2% 2% 2% 0%
3% 4% 11% 1% 1% 6%
425 58 38 145 140 50
38% 42% 44% 41% 40% 36%
60% 58% 56% 58% 59% 64%
2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
425 58 38 145 140 50
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More information, including full question wording, available at WBUR.org Page 11 of 12
Massachusetts Statewide Poll of 504 Likely Voters
in November 2014 General Election
Field Dates: May 16-18, 2014
OVERAL
L
Overall
UNWEIGHTED COUNT Unweighted count 504
A great deal 6%
A fair amount 33%
Not too much 29%
None at all 23%
Don't Know / Refused 8%
Total 504
Approve 15%
Disapprove 16%
Never heard of him 51%
Don't Know / Refused 18%
Total 504
Yes it should 49%
No it should not 42%
Don't Know / Refused 9%
Total 504
A crisis 31%
A major problem 52%
A minor problem 12%
Not really a problem 2%
Don't Know / Refused 3%
Total 504
Yes, know someone 37%
No, do not know anyone 61%
Don't Know / Refused 2%
Total 504
...How much confidence do you have in the Gaming
Commission to conduct the process fairly and
ethically?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Steve
Crosby is handling his job as chairman of the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission? If you have
never heard of him, please just say so.
Do you think the use of marijuana should be made
legal, or not?
How serious of a problem do you think the abuse of
heroin and other opiates such as prescription
painkillers is in Massachusetts?
Do you know anyone who has struggled with an
addiction to heroin or other opiates in the last year?
High
School or
less
Some
college,
no
degree
College
graduate
(BA/BS)
Advance
d degree
Western
/ Central
MA
Southeas
t MA
Outer
Boston
Suburbs
Boston /
Inner
Suburbs
88 123 191 97 111 48 161 107
EDUCATION LEVEL REGIONS
12% 6% 4% 5% 6% 4% 4% 12%
28% 33% 29% 42% 29% 43% 34% 37%
20% 29% 34% 30% 25% 24% 36% 19%
25% 25% 26% 16% 27% 27% 19% 22%
14% 6% 7% 7% 12% 3% 6% 9%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
11% 14% 16% 19% 12% 19% 13% 20%
12% 17% 18% 17% 17% 15% 18% 15%
56% 54% 51% 41% 48% 48% 51% 45%
21% 16% 15% 23% 23% 18% 18% 20%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
41% 52% 52% 49% 48% 52% 46% 55%
46% 41% 42% 38% 40% 41% 47% 38%
13% 7% 6% 13% 12% 7% 8% 7%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
34% 42% 25% 26% 35% 38% 29% 26%
49% 51% 54% 51% 46% 50% 56% 54%
10% 6% 14% 19% 14% 11% 9% 16%
3% 1% 2% 2% 3% 0% 2% 0%
4% 2% 5% 2% 3% 0% 5% 3%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
37% 45% 32% 38% 33% 40% 34% 46%
60% 54% 66% 60% 65% 56% 65% 53%
2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 5% 1% 1%
90 145 160 105 122 52 150 100
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