David Paleologos

Director, Political Research Center at Boston’s Suffolk University (SUPRC)

David Paleologos is the Director of the Political Research Center at
Boston’s Suffolk University (SUPRC) where he works in partnership with
WHDH/7News (NBC-TV Boston) and WSVN-TV (FOX-Miami) conducting
statewide polls and bellwether survey analyses for the upcoming 2010 mid-
term elections.

SUPRC’s cutting edge survey research of the body politic and public
opinion has gained both national and international notoriety for its
high degree of accuracy – its results reported on by such major news
organizations as FOX, Associated Press, Bloomberg, the BBC, CNBC,
CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, NBC and Reuters, as well as in more than 200
newspapers including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street
Journal, The Washington Times, The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe,
and The New Hampshire Union Leader, and websites like Politico.Com,
Real Clear Politics, and Slate. In January of 2005, Paleologos was quoted
by the late Tim Russert on Meet the Press regarding the future of Senator
John Kerry. And in 2008, immediately following the election returns from
the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, Tom Brokaw advised MSNBC’s
Chris Matthews “to invest in the Suffolk University polling.”

Paleologos is no stranger to being alone with his polling. In January 2010
his poll was the first to show Republican Scott Brown winning by 4 points
in the U.S. Senate race against Democrat Martha Coakley. Brown won
by 5 points. In May of 2010, his Pennsylvania poll showing Joe Sestak
leading Arlen Specter by 9 points was widely viewed as an “outlier”
given that all other polls had the race even for the Democratic Primary for
U.S. Senate. Sestak won by 8 points. In June 2010, Paleologos is once
again “out on a limb” with the first poll to show Sharron Angle leading a 13
person-field for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada. All
other previous polls showed Sue Lowden winning.

Paleologos is a Clinical Professor of Government at the University. He is
also a graduate of Tufts University, where he received a bachelor’s degree
in Economics. He is also a member of the American Association of Public
Opinion Researchers and the Northeast Political Consultants Association.
His most controversial published work was entitled “A Pollster on

Polling” (Messages of the New Millenium) in which he criticized an over-
polled society addicted to outcomes. In January of 2011 he will publish
his bellwether statistical model which was very successful in the 2008
Presidential election cycle and may change the way pollsters approach
polling in the future. He co-authored the article with Dr. Liz Wilson from
the Sawyer School of Management.