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Toplines and Crosstabs Oct 2022: State of the State of Massachusetts

October 31, 2022

Poll contact: Tatishe Nteta

Gov. Charlie Baker Leaves Office with High Approval Ratings, Strong Legacy According to New UMass Amherst / WCVB Poll

Majorities say he has represented each group of constituents well, and one-third say he leaves Massachusetts better off than when he first assumed office

Find the full press release posted below or at the UMass Amherst Office of News & Media Relations.

YouGov interviewed 752 respondents 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 Massachusetts registered voters, 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 2020 presidential vote choice. The propensity scores were grouped into deciles of the estimated propensity score in the frame and post stratified according to these deciles. Weights for likely voters were separately post-stratified on a 2-way stratification of gender and age (4-category), using benchmarks estimated from 2018 midterm voters in the voter file, and 2022 primary election vote counts. Likely voters and non-likely voters were combined again, and the weights were trimmed at 7 and centered to have a mean of 1. The margin of error is +/- 4.32.

Field Dates: October 20 – October 26, 2022 |  Sample: 700 Registered Voters  |  Margin of Error: 4.3%

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