Marist Poll and NBC News Partner with The Wall Street Journal for Battleground-State Polling
Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, on presidential battleground states during October.
The Marist Poll’s partnership with NBC News expanded this fall to include The Wall Street Journal. The NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll conducted surveys in key presidential battleground states and accurately predicted the results of the presidential contest and U.S. Senate and governor races in each of these states. As a result of this partnership, each week during the general election season Marist students were involved in polling hotly contested electoral states including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. NBC News and Marist partnered successfully during the 2012 Republican primary season to gauge public opinion in key Republican primary and caucus states leading up to the Republican nomination.
"The partnership provided a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for over 300 students," says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Public polls were under intense scrutiny this election season, and the Marist Poll was perfect.”
As results were released, NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, who was Marist’s 2012 graduation speaker, broke down the numbers on NBC Nightly News, Today, and Meet the Press. NBC’s political unit provided coverage on other national NBC broadcasts and online at NBCNews.com. Live from the Hancock Center at the College, Miringoff provided detailed analysis of the results on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd. The Journal included extensive analysis and news coverage in print and in stories on its online polling page at WSJ.com. Survey results were covered by broadcast, print, and electronic media around the country. Miringoff was also a regular guest on Fox Business News’ Varney and Co. The Marist Poll posted complete survey findings and results online at maristpoll.marist.edu.