11/9: Closing the Chapter on 2016

The Marist Poll would like to congratulate the hundreds of students who took part in Marist polls over the last eighteen months. Their talent, dedication, and hard work contributed to The Marist Poll’s ability to weave an accurate and informative narrative about campaign 2016. When so many other polls ran into difficulty measuring this unprecedented […]

11/2: Passing the Baton

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff My class this semester on “The Presidential Campaign of 2016” at Marist College is a group of talented and enthusiastic undergraduates bringing their fresh perspective to voting, this unprecedented presidential election, and the state of American democracy.  It warms the political scientist side of my heart to interact with this […]

7/14: McClatchy-Marist Poll

Do registered voters wax nostalgic?  Would they prefer former President Bill Clinton be the Democratic nominee rather than Hillary Clinton?  Would voters prefer former President Ronald Reagan be the Republican nominee rather than Donald Trump?  Find out in the latest national McClatchy-Marist Poll. To read the full McClatchy article, click here. Complete McClatchy-Marist Poll tables […]

4/7: McClatchy-Marist Poll

Where does the race for the White House stand nationally?  When the Democratic and Republican front-runners, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump, are matched against each other, are their respective supporters voting for their candidate of choice or against his or her opponent? Find out in the latest national McClatchy-Marist Poll.  To read the […]

4/6: McClatchy-Marist Poll

Will the Democratic Party unite behind the party’s eventual nominee?  What are the odds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s supporters will back Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders if he wins the nomination?  What are the chances Sanders’ backers will throw their support behind Clinton if she becomes the nominee? Find out in the latest […]

1/30: The Enduring Value of Public Polls

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff In this primary season the only conclusion that makes sense is that very little has made sense.  Rigorous, scientific public polls have provided a very useful road map.  As fellow pollster Gary Langer has commented: although public polls, the good and the bad, are often mixed together like champagne, cola, […]

4/14: Removing the Label of Inevitability?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff The Hillary Clinton 1.0 “Listening Tour” and the 2.0 “Listening Tour” may be the same remedy from a campaign strategy point of view, but the circumstances are very different. When seeking the U.S. Senate from New York, although well-known, she had never sought elective office and had to prove herself […]

2/19: It’s Getting Later Earlier

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Some time back, we added 24 x 7 and the permanent campaign to America’s political lexicon.  But, it sure seems like we are pushing the envelope this time around with about 20 GOP wannabes off and (almost) running for their party’s nomination.  On the Democratic side, things are atypically more […]

7/25: Candidate Clinton? 50-50 Odds Are Never a Sure Bet

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff There are two schools of thought on whether Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016.  Some say she is and some say she isn’t. But, is Clinton in essence already on the campaign trail?  I don’t know.  What have we learned about whether she will eventually run for real?  […]

11/28: Mitofsky Still Teaching

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff It’s been 6 years since our mentor, colleague, and friend’s death.   Warren Mitofsky was a clear thinker and major innovator of the public polling community.  Beyond his methodological rigor, he communicated long-lasting, yet, simple messages to the profession.  His thoughts remain vital through the 2012 election cycle. Despite this year’s successful […]