I will be analyzing these results more later and I’ve reached out to various campaigns asking for comments on them. I’ve received a response or two but I am awaiting other replies. For now here’s the raw data dump from what was released.
MPoll’s surveys are conducted with an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system —
http://straticsnetworks.com/ — dialing a random sample of phone numbers procured
from Aristotle Inc. Only landline numbers were called. Andrew Keiper, Digital Media Specialist,
recorded the students asking questions. Every respondent hears the same voice and wording,
eliminating interviewer bias. Respondents enter choices directly by pressing numbers on their
phones, reducing data entry errors.
This poll of 954 Maryland registered voters was conducted April 10-13, 2014. The responses
were weighted for race, age, gender, and Maryland region to reflect 2010/11 US Census data.
The poll’s margin of error is ±3.17%. The precise wording of questions in the order asked and
the weighted responses are attached to this release. Cross-tabs of results will be published on
MPoll’s website: http://www.mpoll.org/. Essays on this poll, polls in general, and polling will be
available on MPoll’s new blog Insights at http://insights.mpoll.org/.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.