10/22: Countdown to Election Day in NY

By John Sparks With less than two weeks until Election Day, will the Republicans take control of the New York State Senate?  Can we expect any surprises in New York, and what will turnout be like?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks with Political Analyst Jay DeDapper about this and more. John Sparks Jay, Election […]

3/3: The Devil Is in the Poll

Sure, all polls are snapshots in time.  And, because the political world doesn’t pause to allow for the several days it takes to complete the requisite number of voter interviews, occasionally, we get caught mid-poll.  Typically, we adjust and move on.  This was not as easily accomplished, however, in Marist’s most recent poll of New […]

1/15: The Best Laid Plans…

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Kirsten Gillibrand and Harold Ford Jr. are improbable rivals for the U.S. Senate seat held only recently by Hillary Clinton.  But, then again, Hillary Clinton was inevitably White House bound and Governor Spitzer was thought to be considering then Lieutenant Governor David Paterson to fill her unexpired senate term.  Okay.  […]

11/23: Rudy Giuliani…What If?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff What if Rudy Giuliani decides to challenge Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate?  According to the Marist Poll, Giuliani would start the race as the morning line favorite against New York’s junior senator.  Giuliani leads Gillibrand by 14 percentage points.  But, let’s drill down in the numbers to find out […]

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 […]

A $2 Bet May Pay Off on Gillibrand

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff What’s worse than being an appointed senator, selected by an unelected governor?  Perhaps, it’s being an appointed senator, selected by a very unpopular, unelected governor.  Want to turn the crank again?  How about an appointed senator, selected by a very unpopular, unelected governor following a messy selection process…and you can […]