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UMass Students Will Be Conducting Exit Poll Surveys

Amherst, Mass. (WGGB) — A number of UMass Amherst students are getting in on the voting action, but not just by casting their ballots.

The 23 students will be stationed at 15 precincts around the state trying to get a projection on who will win the election.  Those precincts are located in Boston, Cambridge, Lawrence, Methuen, Orange, Plymouth, Springfield, Weymouth and Worcester.

The exit poll survey not only helps students get some real-world experience, but it could also give us all some insight on voter opinions.

UMass Poll Director, Brian Schaffner explains, “If someone said the economy was very important, were they more likely to vote for Warren or Brown? We’ll tally all those results here and we’ll be able to release results the night of the election basically telling people who won and why they won.”

If you’re interested in seeing the early indicators of election results the students gather, you can check the project Twitter account at UMass Poll.

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