Marist College Poll Hosts Discussion of 2016 Election
On April 23, 2015, the Marist Poll co-hosted with the Office of College Advancement a special panel
presentation, The Message and the Messenger: The 2016 Race for the White House, at the historic
Decatur House in Washington, D.C. Prominent political journalists joined Marist Poll directors Dr.
Lee M. Miringoff and Dr. Barbara L. Carvalho for the spirited discussion. From left to right, the panelists
included Dr. Barbara L. Carvalho, Director of the Marist Poll; Steve Thomma, Senior White House
Correspondent and Government and Politics Editor for McClatchy Newspapers; Chuck Todd, NBC News
Political Director, Moderator and Managing Editor of “Meet the Press;” Susan Page, Washington Bureau
Chief of USA Today; Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report; and Dr. Lee M. Miringoff,
Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
The lively conversation covered the demographics of the 2016 electorate,
the crowded Republican field, Hillary Clinton, money and politics, and
technology and the campaign trail. Current Marist students and alumni
participated in the question and answer period. At left, Political Science
major Stephanie Chouljian '17 poses a question to the group. Following
the presentation, audience members mingled with panelists during a
reception in the Decatur House. In addition to developing their networking
skills, students showcased their talents: Political Science major Nick Bayer
'16 and Business major Noah Tahir '18 (below, right) served as a vocalist
and pianist, respectively, at the reception.