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Toplines Oct 2023: Boston Sports

October 27, 2023

Poll contact: Tatishe Nteta  

Belichick, Cora to Blame for Patriots’ and Red Sox’ Woes According to New UMass Amherst / WCVB Poll of Massachusetts Sports Fans

Fans accustomed to unprecedented success over the last 20 years are quick to turn on legendary Pats coach and the latest manager to bring a championship to Fenway Park

The full press release can be found posted below and at the UMass Amherst Office of News & Media Relations.

YouGov interviewed 788 respondents from Massachusetts who were then matched down to a sample of 700 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race, and education. The sampling frame is a politically representative "modeled frame" of US adults, based upon the American Community Survey (ACS) public use microdata file, public voter file records, the 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration supplements, the 2020 National Election Pool (NEP) exit poll, and the 2020 CES surveys, including demographics and 2020 presidential vote.

The matched cases were weighted to the sampling frame using propensity scores. The matched cases and the frame were combined and a logistic regression was estimated for inclusion in the frame. The propensity score function included age, gender, race/ethnicity, years of education, and home ownership status (own, rent,other). The propensity scores were grouped into deciles of the estimated propensity score in the frame and post- stratified according to these deciles.

The weights were then post-stratified on 2020 presidential vote choice, home ownership status (3-categories), a two-way stratification of age (4-categories)and race (4- categories), as well as a four-way stratification of gender, age(4-categories), race (4- categories), and education (4-categories), to produce the final weight.

Field Dates: October 13, 2023 – October 20, 2023 | Sample: 700 Respondents | Margin of Error: 5.1%

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