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Marist Poll and NBC News Partner
The Wall Street Journal
Battleground-State Polling
he Marist Poll’s partnership with NBC
News expanded this fall to includeThe
Wall Street Journal. The NBC News/WSJ/
Marist Poll conducted surveys in key presi-
dential 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 gen-
eral 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
Moira Fitzgibbons
Receives Top
Teaching Award
resident Dennis J. Murray presented Associate
Professor of English Moira Fitzgibbons with the
2012 Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award
at the annual faculty convocation in September.
Previously Fitzgibbons had won the Student
Government Association’s Faculty of the Year Award
for the School of Liberal Arts three times.
Fitzgibbons, who came to Marist in 2003, is well
known for helping students understand and appreciate
medieval texts and for incorporating technology in
the classroom. She is also director of the Core/Liberal
Studies program.
She earned her PhD at Rutgers University and her
BA at Georgetown University.
Dr. Lee Miringoff on presidential battleground states during October.
partnered successfully during the 2012
Republican primary season to gauge pub-
lic opinion in key Republican primary and
caucus states leading up to the Republican
“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,
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 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
President Dennis J. Murray and Marist Trustee
Elizabeth Wolf (left) presented Associate Professor
of English Moira Fitzgibbons with the 2012 Board of
Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award.
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