Steve Koczela

President, MassINC Polling Group

About Steve Koczela

Steve Koczela is the President of The MassINC Polling Group, where he has grown the organization from its infancy to a nationally known and respected polling provider. During the 2014 election cycle, MPG conducted election polling for WBUR, the continuation of a three-year partnership. Koczela again led the endeavor, producing polls which came within one point of the margin in both the Massachusetts gubernatorial and U.S. Senate Elections. He was also lead writer for Poll Vault, WBUR’s political reporting section during the 2014 Election Cycle.

He has led survey research programs for the U.S. Department of State in Iraq, in key states for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and has conducted surveys and polls on behalf of many private corporations. Koczela brings a deep understanding of the foundations of public opinion and a wide ranging methodological expertise. He earned U.S. Department of State recognition for his leading edge work on sample evaluation in post conflict areas using geospatial systems.

Koczela is frequent guest on WBUR as well as many other news and talk programs in Massachusetts and elsewhere. His polling analysis is often cited in local, state, and national media outlets. He currently serves as President of the New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR). Koczela holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Research from the University of Wisconsin and is a veteran of the war in Iraq.

About Steve Koczela

Steve Koczela is the President of The MassINC Polling Group, where he has grown the organization from its infancy to a nationally known and respected polling provider. During the 2014 election cycle, MPG conducted election polling for WBUR, the continuation of a three-year partnership. Koczela again led the endeavor, producing polls which came within one point of the margin in both the Massachusetts gubernatorial and U.S. Senate Elections. He was also lead writer for Poll Vault, WBUR’s political reporting section during the 2014 Election Cycle.

He has led survey research programs for the U.S. Department of State in Iraq, in key states for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and has conducted surveys and polls on behalf of many private corporations. Koczela brings a deep understanding of the foundations of public opinion and a wide ranging methodological expertise. He earned U.S. Department of State recognition for his leading edge work on sample evaluation in post conflict areas using geospatial systems.

Koczela is frequent guest on WBUR as well as many other news and talk programs in Massachusetts and elsewhere. His polling analysis is often cited in local, state, and national media outlets. He currently serves as President of the New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR). Koczela holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Research from the University of Wisconsin and is a veteran of the war in Iraq.

Stories by Steve Koczela

For GOP, is the lesson be more like Charlie?

Everywhere else you look in state GOP, it’s very bad

Baker shows a Republican can do well in cities

Courting urban leaders, voters was a strategy that paid off

The duel over Diehl

Can Gonzalez capitalize on this moment?

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

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

Late Registration

SJC upholds 20-day voter registration deadline

State follows voters’ lead on criminal justice

Polling suggests voters largely agree with broader approach

Down-ballot races heating up in Mass.

Democracy seems to be enjoying a revival across the state

Gomez leaves GOP, eyes independent bid against Warren 

Move keeps options open; more challengers would likely benefit incumbent 

Gomez still weighing Senate run

His entry would crowd the ‘moderate’ lane in GOP primary

NH voter fraud claims baffle Mass. officials

GOP, Dem leaders say Kobach's claims are fiction

No popular options for repeal or replace

'Repeal and delay' just as unpopular as GOP health care bill

The independence of independents

Party leaders, consultants look for ways to win on new landscape

It’s not my party, but I’ll vote if I want to 

Party primaries are increasingly non-partisan as party registration fades

Dissecting Baker’s stance on millionaire’s tax

Call for living within our means masks disparity for high earners

Political polarization complicates Watergate comparisons

Trump’s poll numbers are lower than Nixon’s, but times are different

Repeal challenge: Republicans love Obamacare

GOP leaders contend with the politics of poll numbers

Polling matters now more than ever

Some polls missed in 2016, but we can’t give up on them

T made little progress reducing absenteeism in 2016

Officials hope get-tough policy will lead to improvement in 2017

Jackson shakes up the map

Councilor’s entry to mayoral race means no 2013 replay

Baker misses key problem with Electoral College

Focus now is only on states with chance of flipping

Is MBTA absenteeism really declining? 

New agency figures show no clear progress on key objective 

2016 Election live-blog

4:55 PM: Boston Turnout Non-Update Update

Baker still Mr. Popularity, but his T is not

63% view governor favorably; only 28% say T improving

Was the Trump wave a polling mirage?

Internet surveys may overstate voter support