10/9: Baseball’s Bond

By John Sparks These are the best of times and the worst of times. The best of times is the excitement as we go down to the wire of the 2009 baseball season where more is riding on each pitch and every at bat. For those of us whose passion is the National Pastime, the […]

10/7: Offensive Language

Initially, I was going to write about all the annoying phrases polled about in the recent Marist survey.  I was going to discuss why they irritate me (or why they don’t — Caroline Kennedy would have been happy to see I that have no problem with compulsive use of the phrase, “you know”).  But, then […]

9/21: Mr. Obama Goes to New York…Squelches Mr. Paterson’s Chances?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff     With an approval rating still scraping bottom at 20% and with only 27% of New York State voters even wanting Governor David Paterson to seek election in 2010, it’s little wonder the White House is getting itchy.  Why is Washington so worried about the bluest of the blue […]

9/9: School Days: A Parental Breakout?

For many schools, including the New York City public schools, today marks the first day of classes.  As I drove into work this morning, I heard a newscaster refer to today as, “Parents Liberation Day.”  This sentiment is echoed on ads pimping school supplies across TV airwaves.  Granted, summer can be a challenge for parents.  […]

9/2: Is This the Year?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff If this fall’s re-election campaigns of NYC Mayor Bloomberg and NJ Governor Corzine don’t provide sufficient distraction for the staff at The Marist Poll, you can count on the intense rivalry of baseball’s “Three Hundred Club” to test the statistical savvy of Poughkeepsie’s pollsters.  Dating back to 1949, two Boston […]

7/2: Wedding Memories

One’s wedding day is said to be the most important day in his/her life.  But, most ceremonies and receptions create special memories for, not only the couple but, just about everyone involved.  And, so, from the personal and poignant to even the comical, a few of us here at The Marist Poll decided to share […]