Research

The polls conducted by UMass Poll are informed by rigorous political science research. Below are select publications relating to polling, politics, and elections.

Maryann Barakso and Brian F. Schaffner. 2008. “Exit, Voice, and Interest Group Governance.” American Politics Research. Vol. 36, No. 2.

Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner. 2011.  "Explaining the Unpopularity of Public Funding for Congressional Elections." Electoral Studies. Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 525-533.

Raymond J. La Raja. 2008. Small Change: Money, Political Parties and Campaign Finance Reform. University of Michigan Press.

Brian F. Schaffner. 2006. “Local News Coverage and the Incumbency Advantage in the U.S. House.” Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 31, No. 4.

Brian F. Schaffner and Anna Briare. 2010. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Commonwealth's 'Information for Voters' Booklet."