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Survey Finds That THIS Is The New Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

Looks like 65 is the new 55! According to a poll conducted by Marist College, most Americans -- 55 percent -- consider 65 to be middle-aged. Some 34 p...

Safari Club International and Las Vegas

Cathy Kangas | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Cathy Kangas

At the SCI's Las Vegas conference, hundreds of trophy hunts will be auctioned off. But before bidding on a hunt, attendees should know that in addition to the ban on bringing lion parts back to the United States, 45 major airlines have banned the transport of some or all types of hunting trophies.

A Psephologist's Lament (And, You Can Look It Up)

Lee Miringoff | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Lee Miringoff

Regardless of the mode of data collection, public pollsters worth their weight are striving to be accurate, and transparency helps the serious student of public opinion to better understand poll results. But, transparency also feeds the criticism that pollsters are "cooking" their numbers to benefit one candidate or political party. Social media certainly contributes to this hammering. So, we are left with lots of poll numbers which are hopefully developed in an honest attempt to be accurate. In the best of worlds, these public polls present a narrative of the campaign that reflects what is going on. If you want precision in predictions, don't ask public polls to go beyond what they can reasonably do. If you're looking for guarantees, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Here's Why One Pollster Won't Help Fox Decide Who Makes The Debate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Fox News is leaving it up to the polls to decide which candidates will make it to the main debate stage. Some pollsters don’t like that very much. F...

Mark Blumenthal

Final NYC Mayoral Polls Confirm Bill De Blasio's Lead | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

The final round of polls in New York City's mayoral race confirm a dominant front runner in Public Advocate Bill de Blasio but leave much uncertainty ...

Mark Blumenthal

De Blasio The Clear Frontrunner | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Another poll in New York City confirms that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has surged ahead of rivals and has a chance to win Tuesday's mayoral primar...

Let Titanic and Its Victims Rest in Peace

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Stephen M. Coan

The Titanic remains the most haunting maritime disaster in history. But its fate, and those of the 1,500 lost souls on board, should be a call to action for all of us. Maritime history should be preserved and protected, not plundered.

Good News For Obama In Two Key Swing States

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama remains well ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin, according...

How Old is 'Old'?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

If age is indeed a number, where do Americans draw the line between middle-aged and elderly? To people age 45 and younger, the line of demarcation...

Quinn Gains 20-point Lead in Dem Primary Race Poll

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

If you're City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the race for NYC Mayor can't get here fast enough. But historically, good news for front-runners can also be bad news.

Jason Linkins

Pollster Saves Woman's Life | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Now that the election season is upon us, people are probably dreading the inevitable phone calls from polling agencies, which always seem to come at t...

New Yorkers Welcome Idea Of New York Walmart: POLL

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

A new NY1-Marist poll reveals that New Yorkers support Walmart setting up shop in the city. The mega-chain has been aggressively courting the city...

Mayor? Are New Yorkers Starting To Forgive Eliot Spitzer?

Posted 09.28.2011 | New York

New Yorkers are slowly coming around to Eliot Spitzer again, a new Marist poll suggests. In April of 2010, only 24 percent of New York voters want...

Americans Want Federal Debt Reduction, Even If It Slows The Economy: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Should the federal government concentrate on paying off its debt, even if it comes at the expense of a more robust economic recovery? Or should it foc...

Mark Blumenthal

Should Weiner Resign? New Polls Show NYC Split | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new surveys of New York City residents provide conflicting results on whether Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) should resign his office ...

1 In 3 Young New Yorkers Plan To Leave State: Poll

Posted 07.13.2011 | New York

Are you a young New yorker who feels crushed by poor job prospects and absurdly high housing costs, taxes and living expenses? Do you fear you'll soon...

Bloomberg's Approval Ratings Reach All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg has survived hugely unpopular pursuits (including his overhaul of the city charter to give himself a third term) but snow seems to be ...

US-Generic Ballot: 46% Democrat, 46% Republican (Marist/McClatchy 10/22-25)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marist-McClatchy 10/22-25/10; 917 adults, 3.3% margin of error 461 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Marist release ...

Growing Support for Charters

James Merriman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Merriman

As 27 new charter schools open in New York City this week, it's increasingly clear that these schools are no longer viewed as fads but rather as part of a long term solution to fixing our public schools.

Obama's Approval Rating Hits A New Low: POLL

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's approval rating continues to slump, according to a new Marist University poll out on Monday. The poll showed that 44 percent of reg...

AAPOR's Report: Why 2008 Was Not 1948

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As someone who writes about polling methodology, I consider last week's report from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) on th...