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The Challenges of Political Polling in 2015

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Marist Poll Director Lee Miringoff featured in PBS NewsHour story on polling

POUGHKEEPSIE (Dec. 10, 2015) – The growing challenges of modern political polling – think more cell phones and fewer land lines – and the impact on voters and elections is the subject of a PBS NewsHour piece featuring Marist Poll Director Lee Miringoff, which was produced in collaboration with The Atlantic magazine and broadcast on December 9th.

Click here to view the NewsHour piece featuring Marist Poll Director Lee Miringoff

"Good scientific, rigorous polls have become more difficult," Miringoff says in the piece, which was reported by NewsHour Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Judy Woodruff. "They have become more expensive. And, unfortunately, we also have seen a proliferation of lower-quality polls that also get picked up in the media. So, for the public as a whole, it gets a little confused trying to sort out all the numbers."

The Marist Poll is highlighted in the piece as one of nation's top sources of accurate polling data.

"The major polling organizations like ABC/Washington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, Marist, Pew, and others continue to produce excellent, accurate polls," Woodruff reports.

For the latest from the Marist Poll and Lee Miringoff, check out the poll's website, Pebbles and Pundits, and the Twitter handles @MaristPoll and @LeeMiringoff.

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