In Massachusetts, Kids Poll the Darndest Things

The first post-primary poll in next month’s Massachusetts Senate special election was released Thursday, but while the survey carried the name of a prominent Boston university, it wasn’t conducted by the school or its faculty. The automated poll was conducted by a newly-reinstated student group on campus.

That didn’t stop the Emerson College Polling Society survey — which showed Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., with only a modest lead over GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez — from generating a lot of attention. [cont.]

Steven Shepard, National Journal Hotline