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The Democratic Big Middle and the Vanguard
Immigration and the "Foreign, Chinese, Wuhan Virus"
Why Kennedy had to run
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 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%
Warren & Women
They are both gone now but back in the day who did voters want to have a beer with, Gronk or Betts?
Voters and the Teams they Love
Recently Brookline became the first East Coast city to ban oil and natural gas infrastructure in new construction projects to deal with climate change. Interestingly, there is significant statewide support for the idea. Take a look by Region and Party.
10/19 WBUR D primary Pres/Senate
9/19 Suffolk D primary Pres/Sen 
8/19 MassPOPS general politics
8/19 MassPOPS general CVS
​7/19 WBUR greater Boston media
7/19 MassPOPS general politics
6/19 MassPOPS general housing
6/19 Suffolk general abortion
6/19 MassPOPS Impeachment
5/19 MassPOPS general politics
5/19 WBUR general politics
4/19 Emerson general & D primary toplines tables
Do you believe in Angels?

Do you believe in God as described in the Bible or as a spitual or higher force in the universe?
Gronk 43%           Betts 20% 
Mar 20      Jan 20          Sept 18 
General     D Primary    General 
12%             12%              17%
65%             79%              63%
23%             9%                20% 
Data Journalism
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Covid Response Still Political
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.
Culture & Entertainment
Climate Change vs Economic Development
Medical weed covered by insurance?

Cannabis Commission Rating

Public acceptance

Beer, Wing, Spirits or Weed?

Based on how many voters belong to Amazon Prime Bezo's should have run not Bloomberg.

Tom Brady could have run in a D primary 

Favorite Celebrity Couples?
Of course
Not Really
Hell No
Most Recent Poll
It's one thing for views to differ by party on state and federal responses but testing and costs to this extent? 
                                         R        D        U        State Avg
Enough Testing:     No     46%    77%    71%    69%
Are Tests Free:      Yes    58%    36%    34%    42%  
3 20 MassPOPS ToplinesPartyRegion

3 20 Suffolk ToplinesCrosstabsPartyRegion

3 20 MassInc ToplinesCrosstabsPartyRegion

Favorable Unfavorable
Job Approvals 
Right Direction Wrong Track
​2020 US Senate D primary final
2020 Presidential D primary final
4 20 MassPOPS    ToplinesRegionParty

4 20 Suffolk           ToplinesRegionParty

5 20 Emerson        ToplinesRegionParty

5 20 UM Lowell     Toplines   Party

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. 
8 20 UML  One word description: Markey
8 20 UML One word description: Kennedy
8 20 UML One word description: Biden
8 20 UML One word description:Trump
March 1. 2020 results Markey 55% Kennedy 45%
8 31 20 Echo Cove Rise Up Massachusetts 
Corporate Tax Poll

Add a 4% additional tax on annual income over 1 million dollars

52%   Strongly favor              
26%   Somewhat favor            
13%   Somewhat oppose       
9%     Strongly oppose 

                                  FAT CAT TROUBLE?       

9 20 Priorities for Progress D primary Debrief
9 15 20 MassInc Boston general toplines
Walsh v WU

Walsh                46%
Wu                     23%
Campbell          4%
Other                 6%
Undecided        18%
Black voters:   WALSH 56%     Wu 15%
                     WHO DO THEY LOVE? 
Let's run these again at the end of the season
8 21 Emerson Boston Mayoral
6 21 Suffolk Boston Mayoral
4 21 Suffolk State Issues
3 21 UMA Covid toplines
2 21 Fiscal Alliance R D primaries

Most Recent Survey Boston Mayor's Race
Acting Mayor Kim Janey                            
City Councilor Annissa-Essaibi George  
City Councilor Andrea Campbell 

Policy for Progress & MassINC Sept 3 2021