Question 2 is the Massachusetts ballot initiative that will decide whether the state can add 12 charter schools a year. Anecdotal evidence suggests it will be close. Polling suggests there is something screwy with the polling.
A poll conducted September 7-10 by WBUR in Boston has the No side ahead 48%-41%. It shows the measure losing among Democrats, Republicans and independents.
But a poll conducted September 15-20 by WBZ in Boston and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst shows the Yes side with a 52%-41% lead among likely voters.
They can’t both be true, and we don’t have enough information on their methodology to determine if one (or both) of the polls is flawed. Whatever the outcome, this looks like one of those election years when we’ll need a detailed post-mortem of the polling.