Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14429
 
MA: Kerry Easily Wins Re-Election to US Senate: In an election for United States Senator from Massachusetts today, 09/24/08, six weeks from the vote, incumbent Democrat John Kerry defeats Republican Jeff Beatty 63% to 25%, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV in Boston. Beatty, a businessman and 2006 candidate for US House, leads among Republicans and Conservatives; Kerry leads among all other groups, including gun owners and pro-life voters.

Kerry, first elected in 1984, is seeking his fifth term.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Massachusetts adults 09/22/08 through 09/23/08. Of the adults, 808 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 679 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
 
Massachusetts will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Jeff Beatty? Democrat John Kerry? Libertarian Bob Underwood? Or another candidate?
679 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIncomeIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?Region
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choi< $50K> $50KYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoW/CentraBoston ASE MA an
Jeff Beatty (R)25%30%21%23%26%26%28%25%27%27%******65%7%28%52%27%7%27%23%32%21%21%38%19%22%27%24%32%27%16%24%26%28%14%37%23%26%24%28%
John Kerry (D)63%58%69%62%63%65%63%62%64%62%******22%87%56%35%62%86%64%63%57%70%67%51%70%64%63%66%55%63%67%62%64%62%69%44%68%62%66%58%
Bob Underwood (L)5%5%4%9%4%4%3%6%3%4%******5%2%8%6%6%3%4%5%5%3%6%5%4%7%4%5%3%4%6%6%4%5%8%7%4%6%4%7%
Other3%4%3%0%5%3%4%3%3%3%******5%2%4%5%3%1%2%4%3%4%3%2%4%4%3%2%5%3%3%3%3%3%6%4%3%5%3%2%
Undecided3%3%3%6%3%2%2%4%2%3%******3%1%5%3%2%2%2%5%4%3%3%4%2%3%3%3%5%3%7%4%3%2%3%7%3%1%4%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%21%34%24%21%55%45%87%5%3%5%17%44%37%21%40%23%58%42%38%31%31%30%68%29%71%67%27%86%14%34%65%82%13%18%81%23%58%19%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.