Maeve Duggan Research Director, The MassINC Polling Group

Maeve Duggan is Research Director with The MassINC Polling Group. An experienced researcher, Maeve brings expertise in the design, administration, and analysis of surveys, ensuring that public opinion research is accessible and understandable to clients and the public alike.

Maeve started her career at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., where she documented the impact of technology on American society. She’s written extensively on the prevalence and patterns of online harassment, political participation online, social media trends, and the demographics of technology adoption. Maeve joins MPG from Hill Holliday, where she helped national brands uncover consumer insights and formulate data-driven strategies. Her work has been featured in national media outlets, including NPR, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

Maeve graduated from The George Washington University with an M.A. in Media and Public Affairs and B.A. in Political Communication. A native of Massachusetts, Maeve happily resides back in the Bay State.

ARTICLES By Maeve Duggan

Seth Moulton and the Shifting Sands of Polls

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Polling is a snapshot of time; when times change, polls are a time capsule of the way it used to be. Perhaps no one better exemplifies the shifting sands of polls right now than Seth Moulton, who has led the apparently unsuccessful charge to block Nancy Pelosi from returning as Speaker of the House. The

Surprise! Mass. Dems don’t want to abolish ICE

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Follow Twitter trends and cable news discussion, and you’d think the Democratic base was all-in on the idea of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Indeed, even national polling seemed to show Democrats headed in that direction, with a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finding Democrats support abolishing ICE (43 percent) over keeping it (34 percent). Trump

Can Ocasio-Cortez return the favor for Ayanna Pressley?

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Going into the 7th Congressional District debate this week, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley trailed the incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano by 13 points, according to the latest WBUR poll. The debate was less about issues than it was whether voters want experience or a new perspective in Congress. That’s in keeping with the polling: only

Boston considers non-citizen voting

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Voting is the core of democracy. But who gets to vote has been fraught with political disagreement since America’s earliest days. Recently, a series of decisions from the Supreme Court has loosened enforcement of voting rights in places with sometimes dubious track records. Those rulings, and continued talk of voter fraud from the administration, has

Are you there, Massachusetts? It’s me, the primaries

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Ahhh, the Fourth of July. When we come together to commemorate the beginning of the grand experiment that is America, celebrating government for and by the people. And in Massachusetts – the birthplace of the revolution – the gravity of the moment is not lost on voters as they march toward the purest expression of

Boston Back at the Bidding Table: World Cup 2026 Edition

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FIFA announced on Wednesday that the United States, Mexico, and Canada won a joint bid to host the 2026 Men’s World Cup. The tournament will be a first on a couple fronts – the first to feature an expanded roster of 48 teams, and the first to be hosted by three countries. The U.S. will host the

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