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Emerson College Polling Society is a student organization at Emerson College that writes, administers, and analyzes their own public opinion polls. ​​The results and analysis of this release are the sole views of Emerson College Polling Society and do not reflect the views of Emerson College as a whole.

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Emerson College Poll: Democrat Keating Takes Lead in MA 9 Congressional District, Republican Chapman Down 3 Points

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Congressman Bill Keating (D) has erased a 5 point deficit over the last two weeks to take a 3 point lead 47% to 44% over first time candidate John Chapman (R) in Massachusetts 9 Congressional district according to a new Emerson College Polling Society survey…

Emerson College/WGBH News Poll: Chapman Over Keating; Baker Over Coakley. Enthusiasm Is With Republicans in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In an Emerson College Polling Society/WGBH News poll released today, John Chapman (R), candidate for Congress in the Massachusetts 9th Congressional District, has a five point lead (45%-40%) over incumbent William Keating (D). The poll has Charlie Baker (…

Emerson College Poll: the Race is on, Tisei Takes Narrow Lead Over Moulton in Massachusetts 6th Congressional District

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The road to Capitol Hill will not be an easy one for Democrat and political newcomer Seth Moulton. After shocking the political establishment by knocking out 18 year Democratic incumbent John Tierney in the Massachusetts 6th Congressional district in the De…

Emerson College Poll: Tierney in Dead Heat in MA Democrat Primary; Moulton on Verge of Upset

BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Incumbent John Tierney (D) has slipped in the polls and has only a 3 point lead (47% to 44%) over his Democrat primary rival Seth Moulton going into the final weekend before the primary on September 9 for the 6th Congressional seat in Massachusetts…

Tisei Gains 5 Point Lead Over Democratic Incumbent Tierney in 6th District Race

Poll suggests Republicans have chance to take Congressional Seat in Massachusetts
BOSTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Republican Richard Tisei holds a 5 point lead (45% to 40%) among likely voters over Democratic incumbent John Tierney, according to the Emerson College Pollin…

Students Present Solutions to Distracted Behavior Epidemic at Emerson College Conference

Have smart phones made us less smart?
BOSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The rising use of digital technology and the dangerous behavioral patterns that have emerged – including distracted driving/walking from talking and texting on their phones – was the theme of public relation…

Latest Study from Emerson College Polling Society Finds That Opinions on Race in America Are Clearly Influenced by Race

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King Day and African-American contributions to American society public opinion on race relations, opportunity, and discrimination is clearly divided by race, according to a new poll by the Emerson College Polling So…

Clark Leads by Double Digits Entering Final Weekend of Congressional Special Election for Senator Markey's Seat in Massachusetts

With a sizable favorability rating, survey reveals voters expect Clark to win the primary
BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – State Senator Katherine Clark is poised to be the Democrat nominee for U.S. Congress after Tuesday's primary election, according to a new Emerson College Polli…

Emerson College Scholar-in-Residence Conducts Study Unveiling Surprising Truth of Political Auto Calls: They're Annoying, But People Are Listening

Research provides valuable data and eliminates polling biases with integration of electronic monitoring system
BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Do you listen to an auto call?  The answer is most likely yes, which is the upshot of an intriguing new study which found that three ou…

Emerson College Poll: McAuliffe Holds 10 Point Lead Over Cuccinelli in Virginia Governor Race

Student polling society reports Democrat leading Republican candidate
BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – According to a new poll, Terry McAuliffe (D) has opened up a double digit lead over Ken Cuccinelli (R), 45% to 35% in the Virginia Governor's race, with Libertarian candidate Robe…

Emerson College Polling Society: President Obama's Favorability Rating Plunges; Snowden Seen As Traitor

BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Plagued by the summer scandals and controversies of the Associated Press, the Internal Revenue Service and the National Security Agency, President Obama's favorability rating is 39%, with nearly 55% of Americans viewing him unfavorably, according…

Emerson College Poll: Markey Leads Gomez by Double Digits in MA Senate Race

BOSTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With four days until the election, Democratic Congressman Ed Markey leads by 10 points over his Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to a new poll by the Emerson College Polling Society. Markey appears poised to f…

Emerson College Polling Society Survey Finds Congressman Markey Doubling His Lead to 12 Points Over Candidate Gomez in U.S. Senate Run

BOSTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The post-primary bounce for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez was short lived, according to a new Emerson College Polling Society survey, which shows Congressman Ed Markey (D) extending his lead to 12 points, 45 percent to 33 percent. This comp…

Emerson College Poll: Markey Starts with 6 Point Advantage Over Gomez in U.S. Senate Race

BOSTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new survey of registered voters finds Congressman Ed Markey (D) with a 6 point lead over Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez 42 percent to 36 percent with 797 respondents. The Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) survey is the first to look at the U…

Support for Stricter Gun Laws Remains Strong, Finds Emerson College Gun Policy Poll

BOSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Three months after the shooting in Newtown, CT, a new national survey by the Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) finds that 49% of Americans support stricter gun laws, a 5% drop from a January ECPS poll. There was a 3.3% margin of error for the survey.
ECPS P…

Emerson College Poll Finds Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A national survey of registered voters by the Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) released today finds that 55% would support stricter gun laws while only 12% favored less strict gun laws. There was a 2.6 percent margin of error in the ECPS survey.
As law ma…

Emerson College Poll: Gov. Patrick Front Runner in Potential U.S. Senate Race; Brown Leads Kennedy

BOSTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – With the expectation that U.S. Senator John Kerry will be appointed Secretary of State, attention now focuses on who will be his successor. A new survey by the Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) finds that Governor Deval Patrick ahead of U.S. Senator Sco…

Emerson College Polling Society Survey Reveals Veterans Seek Anonymous Treatment of PTSD from Private Organizations

BOSTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – One in five U.S. Military personnel returning from deployment said they are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and 41% of service members know a fellow soldier suffering from PTSD.  However, 46% of service members said they are not see…

Emerson College Poll Reveals 43% of Americans Demand Compromise to Impending Fiscal Cliff

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new national survey released today shows that 43% of Americans believe that a combination of spending cuts and tax increases are needed to solve the looming fiscal cliff. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe cutting spending alone is the best way to handle the…