Maeve Duggan

Research director, MassINC Polling Group

Stories by Maeve Duggan

Surprise! Mass. Dems don’t want to abolish ICE

Surprise! Mass. Dems don’t want to abolish ICE

Are some of the state's pols in Washington out of step?

FOLLOW TWITTER TRENDS and cable news discussion, and you’d think the Democratic base was all-in on the idea of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Indeed, even national polling seemed to show Democrats headed in that direction, with a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finding Democrats support abolishing ICE (43 percent) over keeping it (34 percent). Trump(...)

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Can Ocasio-Cortez return the favor for Ayanna Pressley?

Can Ocasio-Cortez return the favor for Ayanna Pressley?

Pressley's best endorsement may be from the district, not the Bronx

GOING INTO THE 7th Congressional District debate this week, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley trailed the incumbent, Rep. Michael Capuano, by 13 points, according to the latest WBUR poll. The debate was less about issues than it was whether voters want experience or a new perspective in Congress. That’s in keeping with the polling: Only 19(...)

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Are you there, Massachusetts? It’s me, the primaries

Are you there, Massachusetts? It’s me, the primaries

Major and consequential contests further down the ballot

Ahhh, the Fourth of July. When we come together to commemorate the beginning of the grand experiment that is America, celebrating government for and by the people. And in Massachusetts – the birthplace of the revolution – the gravity of the moment is not lost on voters as they march toward the purest expression of(...)

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Repeal of transgender protections unlikely

Repeal of transgender protections unlikely

Poll shows 52% of voters support keeping law in place

VOTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS this November will be asked whether to uphold or repeal a 2016 law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in public places. The law allows transgender  people to use bathrooms and lockers rooms consistent with their gender identity, rather than their sex at birth. The idea of repealing the law does not(...)

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