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The Vanguard Democrats in MA are about 22% of the electorate and punched above their weight all season because of their intense anti Trump animus, which the media loved, but were surprised by the surge of the Democratic Big Middle. Read our December MassINC piece.
We've been tracking this since 2018 and, while it hasn't moved as of 3/16 we are keeping an eye on immigration attitudes.

Which is closer to your view about immigration policy?

Reduce LEGAL & ILLEGAL immigration
Reduce ILLEGAL not LEGAL immigration                                 NS/DK                                         
A gender vote refuses to consolidate for female candidates, even at home 
3/3 CNN MA Exit Poll

Share of Women's vote in MA primary 
Warren    40%
Biden       38%
Sanders  22%

Right choice to get out early
"Should Warren drop out if she loses the MA primary?" 
3/20 MassPOPS D primary

Strongly & Somewhat Agree      65%
Strongly& Somewhat Disagree  28%
10/19 WBUR D primary Pres/Senate
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He didn't want to do it, the polls made him do it. Joe was hoping for Liz to leave as President or take her place in a D administration in 2020. He also knew that Ed was in a career countdown, even if Ed didn't, and he was willing to wait. 

However, two polls in 2018 showing Ed at 26% against Healy and Moulton, also at 26%, meant that someone, literally anyone might beat Markey, think Liss-Rioden. If a low visibility contender started to climb in the polls it could draw the attention of a more serious contender, think Pressley. If elected they become Senior Senator, if Liz was gone, and a national figure if it was a woman, especially a black woman. 

As for a rational, he should have just said it sooner, it's the times we live in, and after all, it was the family business.
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Job Approvals 
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In late Feurary Baker was locked in a fight for control of the party in the March primary, which he lost, and his favorability was 50%. By mid April, at the begining of the covid crisis, he shot to 72% among Republicans. Since then he has been sliding back to earth. 
March 1. 2020 results Markey 55% Kennedy 45%
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Worcester West
“We haven’t seen anything. She remains a perfect political chalice, but it’s not clear what’s inside,” said Lou DiNatale, a veteran Massachusetts pollster tracking the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Healey and state Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz of Jamaica Plain. “People are looking for leadership. It’s got to be a combination of what she did — and what she’s going to do.”
Two months in, Maura Healey’s pitch for Mass. governor is light on the details.
By Matt Stout and Samantha J. Gross  April 9, 2022
Sonia Chang Diaz

Geoff Diehl
Chris Doughty
Maura Healy
Worcester West
The Democrats' Common Sense Problem
Voters think they've abandoned it

The statement "Equality of opportunity is a fundamental American principle; equality of outcome is not" was tested in the very liberal state of Massachusetts by pollster Louis DiNatale who found that Massachusetts voters overall agreed.
Ruy Teixeira
Confidence in Putin reached record lows in many countries surveyed in 2022
Massachusetts Poll Archives
Climate Change continues to fail to grab the public's attention
                                Most Important Issue
​No one knows their Sheriff's name, except in Bristol County and that could be a problem for him 
4 22 N=970 Beacon Research

Biden Favorability average of all polls
Approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
Sports: Brady 62%  Belichick 57%
Not so favorable Biden 42% & Healy 45%

2018-2022 MassTrackers
Massachusetts: right direction or wrong track?
April 22 Suffolk Massachusetts  
N=800 residents          

Right direction
Wrong track

Created by Princeton Research Associates
MassINC February 2023toplines. 
 All Voters   West   Central   Southeast   495 -128   Inside 128   Boston
Right Direction or Wrong Track 
Western unity behind Ukraine remains high. Putin has lost ground in the global information space. 

Mason Clark  2 24, 2023 
Institute for the Study of War  
Unfavorable views of China have reached new highs in many countries

                                Out of 26 countries surveyed, negative views of China prevailed in 16 and were                                          shared by an increasing number of respondents in those places since the poll 
                                started in 2019. 
Survey by Cambridge University and YouGov February 6 2023
Republicans bailing in a time of war.

Between March 2022 and January 2023, there was a decline in the share of Americans – especially Republicans – viewing the war as a major threat to U.S. interests. 

  Pew Research Center 2 23 2023
Millionaires Tax Brady v Belichick
Most Important Issue Climate Change
 Politics: Favorables & Should they Run Again
MassINC February 2023crosstabs. 
Change Research Online 2 20-23, 23 N=711 likely MA voters MOE 3.9%. 
If there were a question on the 2024 general election ballot that would give cities and towns the ability to institute rent control, how would you vote?
​Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is pushing a proposal to stabilize rents by limiting rent increases to no more than 6 to 10% each year. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
​Region       Central/    Greater       North      South
                     West        Boston       Shore 
 Support       60%           68%            60%       64%
 Oppose       24%           23%            27%       28%
Region       Central/      Greater      North      South
                     West        Boston       Shore 
 Support       64%           71%            68%        68%
 Oppose       23%           20%            23%        25%
Definitely yes
Probably yes    Probably no     
Definitely no    
Not sure

Definitely yes
Probably yes    Probably no     
Definitely no    
Not sure