November 18, 2021
Poll Contact: Tatishe Nteta
New UMass Amherst / WCVB Poll Finds Baker Approval Rebounding, Buoyed by Strong Views of Bay State Economy
Half of those polled see Massachusetts heading in the right direction for the first time since August 2020, while 52% still see the nation on the wrong track
The full press release is posted below and can also be found at the UMass Amherst Office of News & Media Relations.
YouGov interviewed 773 respondents in Massachusetts who were then matched down to a sample of 750 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race, and education. The frame was constructed by stratified sampling from the full 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year sample with selection within strata by weighted sampling with replacements (using the person weights on the public use file).
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, and years of education. 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 2016 and 2020 Presidential vote choice, and a four-way stratification of gender, age (4- categories), race (4-categories), and education (4-categories), to produce the final weight.
Field Dates: November 9 – November 16, 2021 | Sample: 750 Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts | Margin of Error: 4.3%