What just happened?

Watch the video clips here     BOSTON—Over 100 people gathered for a standing-room-only event at Suffolk University Law School Friday morning to talk about the 2010 statewide elections.  MassINC Polling Group president Steven Koczela joined Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh and NECN reporter Alison King to discuss the campaigns, the issues, and the voter

The MassINC Polling Group starts strong

Since opening its doors in August, the MassINC Polling Group (MPG) has quickly gained a statewide and national audience for its unique brand of independent, issue-oriented polling work. Steve Koczela, President of MPG, sees this strong entrance into the opinion research marketplace as an encouraging sign for the start-up subsidiary of MassINC.      On

Post Election poll frames “What Just Happened”

Charlie Baker only won by 14 points among unenrolled voters, and lost the female vote by a resounding 24 points, according to a special post-election voter survey taken Wednesday, November 3rd, by the MassINC Polling Group.  Baker’s margin among unenrolled voters was well short of what was needed to overcome Democrat’s statewide advantage in party registration. 

Economic anxiety dampens confidence in American Dream in Massachusetts

Only 20% of Massachusetts residents believe the next generation will be better off financially than the current one, according to a poll released today by The MassINC Polling Group.  The poll also showed that, among those pessimistic about the next generation’s prospects, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker leads 47-29, while Governor Patrick leads 53-20 among these

CommonWealth Bellwether project taps into voter psyche

CommonWealth magazine announced today it is embarking on an experiment in online direct democracy to capture voter attitudes during a pivotal election year.  The experiment will focus on Milford, Massachusetts, and will involve a website where citizens can go to discuss the issues affecting their town.  Milford residents, politicians and media can propose issues for discussion,

MassINC debate draws statewide media coverage

MassINC hosted the first gubernatorial debate of the 2010 election season on Monday, August 16th.  The debate focused on the controversial Cape Wind project, and drew reports and analysis from media from across the Commonwealth.  Click here for a roundup of the coverage.  You can also watch the debate in full by clicking here.  

Gateway City workshop spotlights asset-building as key growth strategy

Leaders from Gateway Cities, state agencies, and financial institutions assembled in Worcester on June 22nd to learn about innovative new opportunities to connect low-income families with wealth-building financial services. The forum was a byproduct of a MassINC policy brief released last April. The paper described the toll reliance on high-cost financial services exacts on Gateway

MassINC’s Schneider speaks up on behalf of Gateway Cities

  Provides recommendations to special panel on revitalizing Massachusetts  regional urban engines MassINC Executive Vice President John Schneider participated in a panel discussion Saturday morning to weigh in about strategies for improving the economic outlook in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities.  The panel discussion was part of a conference held by Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas and the Northeast-Midwest

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