New Poll Shows Becky Grossman in the Lead in Race for Open Seat in MA-04

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Newton - Today, the Becky Grossman for Congress Campaign released a poll showing Democrat Becky Grossman in the lead for the race to replace Congressman Joseph Kennedy III. 

“Becky’s message of taking the fight to Washington with the fierce urgency of a mom is clearly resonating with voters across the district,” said Alex Vuskovic, Campaign Manager. “They know that Becky will go to Washington to take on the NRA, push a bold climate agenda by helping pass a green new deal, and fight for quality, affordable healthcare as well as an economy that works for everyone –– all without taking a dime from corporate PACs.”

The Poll was conducted by Beacon Research

The following are key findings from a recently completed survey of 501 likely Democratic primary voters in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. Interviews were conducted by phone (contacting cellphones and landlines) between May 26-30, 2020. The sample was drawn from an up-to-date voter file of all registered voters in the 4th District, and respondents were screened for likelihood of voting in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary. The sample was weighted slightly by age and ethnicity. The margin of error for the poll is +/-4%. 

Key Findings: 

  • Becky Grossman currently holds a 6-point edge over the other leading candidates in the 4th CD race. Grossman wins 13% of the vote in our initial test of voter preferences, putting her ahead of the other six leading candidates tested.

  • Initial Trial Heat: 

    • Becky Grossman 13%

    • Jesse Mermell 7%

    • Jake Auchincloss 7%

    • Ben Sigel 4%

    • Alan Khazei 4%

    • Dave Cavell 2%

    • Chris Zannetos 1%

    • Other (vol.) 1%

    • Undecided 60% 

  • Grossman has the highest favorability rating of any candidate in the field (20% favorable to 2% unfavorable). Among voters who follow politics “very closely,” Grossman has a 35%-6% favorability rating.