About the show
A weekly podcast on Massachusetts politics, policy and elections. Hosted by Steve Koczela, Jennifer Smith, and Lisa Kashinsky.
The Horse Race is a weekly must listen for anyone interested in Massachusetts policy/politics. Steve and Dez offer deep insights and it’s fun to boot. Great guests and special correspondents too. Definitely subscribe.— Horse Racing is legal again!
Very informative and fun to listen to.— Rebekah39
The Horse Race is a must for mapoli addicts. The presentation style is refreshingly free of rancor and bias and offers true expert analysis.— amoream
Steve Koczela is the President of The MassINC Polling Group, where he has grown the organization from its infancy to a nationally known and respected polling provider. During the 2014 election cycle, MPG conducted election polling for WBUR, the continuation of a three-year partnership. Koczela again led the endeavor, producing polls which came within one point of the margin in both the Massachusetts gubernatorial and U.S. Senate Elections. He was also lead writer for Poll Vault, WBUR’s political reporting section during the 2014 Election Cycle.
Formerly News Editor of the Dorchester Reporter and an alum of the Boston Globe and the German Press Agency, Jennifer studies law at Northeastern University. Every other week on the podcast, she brings her deep understanding of municipal affairs, a product of her years of reporting, to provide thoughtful analysis of state and city news.
Stephanie Murray is the author of the POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook. Stephanie is based in Boston and previously covered breaking news for POLITICO in Washington, D.C. She is an alum of the State House News Service in Boston and cut her teeth covering local news for the Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Lowell Sun. Stephanie is a proud graduate of the UMass Journalism Department at UMass Amherst and was a 2017 winner of Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.
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10/13/21--This week, Steve shares findings from the latest poll on the Boston mayoral race. He spells out just how strong Michelle Wu's lead is so …