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.

  mipoThe 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.

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