12/9: A Look at the GOP Contest in Iowa and New Hampshire

By John Sparks With time counting down to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, are there more twists and turns ahead? The Marist Poll’s John Sparks visits with Marist Poll Analyst and syndicated political columnist Carl Leubsdorf who writes a weekly column for The Dallas Morning News about the latest trends in the 2012 […]

10/11: A Look at the Republican Contest for the Presidency

By John Sparks The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary are just months away.  With so much attention given to these early contests, what are the implications for the current field of Republican candidates?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks about this issue, the contest on the national level, and President Barack Obama’s re-election strategy […]

10/11: What the Numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire Mean

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff The NBC News/Marist Poll for January’s GOP New Hampshire Primary (it really won’t be in December, will it?) and the Iowa Caucus reveal some very interesting political tidbits.  Sure, we’re still several months away from these much awaited events but likely New Hampshire voters and likely Iowa caucus-goers are picking […]

9/28: Behind the NBC News/Marist Poll

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Suffice it to say, the team at The Marist Poll is pleased to join forces with NBC News to provide independent and accurate poll data and analysis on the upcoming GOP presidential primary/caucus sweepstakes.  Through this partnership, the public will receive what Marist College students have been participating in for […]

9/7: GOP Debate or Battle Royal?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Expect Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment of GOP politics to be broken as the large field of Republican presidential wannabes meet in three debates during the next three weeks.  And, with good reason. So far, it’s been a race that has probably attracted at least as much attention for those who […]

7/8: The GOP for 2012

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff What is particularly striking about our recent national poll on campaign 2012 is the lack of definition of the GOP field of White House wannabes.   Mitt Romney, the generally recognized front-runner, has the support of a mere 19% of Republican and Republican leaning independents.  Not exactly emulating Secretariat’s run in […]

3/2: Does Senator Thune’s Announcement Really Shake up the GOP Field?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Last week, South Dakota’s junior senator, John Thune, announced he would not seek the GOP nod for president in 2012.  For someone who is barely an asterisk in the extremely early pre-election polls, this “news” created more than just a ripple.  No one was really expecting Thune to take this […]

11/8: The New Political Reality 2010

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Although the political leadership in Washington is offering up its carefully crafted conclusions for Election 2010, I’m checking out pre-election and exit polls to find out what voters nationally were actually saying. To the degree this election was a referendum on the president, something the GOP had hoped for, and […]

8/18: For Better or Worse…Palin Packs a Punch in the GOP

If some GOP leaders want Sarah Palin to fade quickly and quietly from the media scene, she is certainly not being particularly cooperative. With as yet undisclosed electoral plans, Palin packs political clout with rank-and-file Republicans.  According to the latest national Marist Poll numbers, 73% of GOPers have a favorable view of the former Alaska […]

4/8: Slow Down You Move Too Fast

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff No, this isn’t about the 24/7 cable driven news cycle that is dominating political coverage.  I’ll save that for another day. Instead, this rant focuses on the GOP and how it might weather tough electoral times. Despite a relatively clear cut electoral outcome in November, D.C. is already waist deep […]