A) A new poll conducted by UMass Amherst found that a notable percentage of state voters believe both President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and mass media practices played a role in the recent spate of violent incidents across the nation, although a greater number placed responsibility on the president. The UMass Poll also asked voters which media outlets they trust for their political information.
B) There is national and regional coverage of the most recent findings of the UMass Poll. Politico reports that Sen. Edward Markey could face a strong challenge in 2020 from Maura Healey, the attorney general. Markey fares better against Rep. Seth Moulton. Among potential presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren comes in third among Democratic and independent voters in Massachusetts.