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August 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst/WCVB Poll of Massachusetts Registered Voters

Coronavirus Remains the Primary Issue for Massachusetts Voters According to New University of Massachusetts Amherst / WCVB Poll

Survey also shows majority support for the Black Lives Matter movement and a number of police reform measures

(Reposted from UMass Amherst News & Media Relations, August 14, 2020).

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New UMass Amherst Polls Shows Shaheen Facing Potential Challenges in 2020 Senate Re-Election Bid, Support for Democratic Immigration Policies

March 1, 2019

Popular Gov. Chris Sununu poses strongest test to incumbent in Senate race

AMHERST, Mass. – New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen may face a difficult re-election bid in 2020 should Gov. Chris Sununu toss his hat into the ring, a new poll of Granite State voters conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows.

UMass Amherst Poll: New Hampshire Voters Willing to Move Presidential Primary Election Date to Remain First in the U.S.

February 25, 2019

Granite State concerned about California usurping its position

AMHERST, Mass. – Voters in New Hampshire support the idea of moving their historically “first in the U.S.” presidential primary date even earlier in the year to stave off an attempt by a new law in California to have early voters there be the first casting presidential primary ballots. New Hampshire voters were queried on the issue in the most recent poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Early Poll of New Hampshire Voters Shows Potential Problems for Republican Presidential Primary Season

February 21, 2019

UMass Amherst Poll Finds GOP Voter Support for Primary Challenge

AMHERST, Mass. – With nearly 40 percent of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire saying they would welcome a primary challenger to President Trump, a new poll by the University of Massachusetts Amherst could highlight potential problems for the president.

Presidential Politics: Biden Leads in UMass Amherst Poll of New Hampshire Voters One Year Before Primary Voting

February 20, 2019

Likely Democratic Voters Comfortable with Seasoned Veteran

AMHERST, Mass. — A year out from the New Hampshire presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare whether he will run for president in 2020, is the early preferred Democratic nominee among likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, according to a new poll released today by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

New UMass Amherst Poll Shows Biden with Early Lead in 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary; Warren in Third Due to Issues with Men, Older Voters

November 28, 2018

Poll also shows Senator Markey facing close competition from Healey, Moulton

AMHERST, Mass. – A poll conducted the week after the 2018 mid-term election of Massachusetts voters by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows a slight early lead in support for former Vice President Joe Biden over both Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Massachusetts Voters See Bay State, Nation Moving in Opposite Directions According to New UMass Amherst Poll

November 27, 2018

Views on economy, immigration issues and the state’s transit services also surveyed

AMHERST, Mass. – A new poll of issues facing Massachusetts voters conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst finds that an inverse proportion of voters believe that Massachusetts and the nation are on the “right track.”

New UMass Amherst Poll Looks at Impact of Trump and Media on National Discourse

November 26, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – A new poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that a notable percentage of state voters believe both President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and mass media practices played a role in the recent spate of violent incidents across the nation, although a greater number placed responsibility on the president.