polls

 

Ask any politician about poll results and they will likely say that polls don't matter, especially if the numbers do not reflect well on their popularity or platforms. But polls did matter to the Republican candidates for president who wanted to be part of the recent Fox News debate, whose participants were chosen by poll results. The Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in Poughkeepsie did not want to be part of that debate selection process, according to Dr. Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute. 

    

  Just since Election day in November, there has been a spike in President Obama’s approval ratings. From time to time, we extend our panel to have a debrief on big issues.

In our RT Debrief this morning, Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, a research center and home of the Marist Poll, joins us.

11/3/14 Panel

Nov 3, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
GOP Ahead in Polls
UN Panel on Climate Change
Common Core Math
Ebola Update
Virgin Galactic

We welcome Sasha Iseenberg to the show and speak with him about his book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.

The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor primary elections in Orange County and Queens to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

Federal observers will be at polling places Tuesday in Orange County in the Hudson Valley based on a federal court order over concerns about the voting rights of Puerto Rican voters with limited English. Under the consent decree, bilingual ballots will be used countywide and the county will provide poll workers who speak both English and Spanish.