Polls inform voters and influence results

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Dave Paleologos, Director Suffolk University


Sep 09, 2016

Pollsters and polls are a powerful force in the election process; they can inform voters, and directly influence election results. David Paleologos, political researcher, pollster and director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center sits down with Nathan O'Leary at Suffolk University's downtown studio to explain. Suffolk University Political Research Center's polls have correctly predicted national and statewide elections when other polls have predicted different outcomes. The Suffolk University Political Research Center's cutting-edge research of public opinion and the body politic has gained national and international attention for its accuracy and timeliness. How does the PRC support your media and polling partners ? "This is a tricky year for us because we?have two polling partners we have the?Boston Globe for our regional polling so?we'll be polling not only Massachusetts?but New Hampshire, the New Hampshire?Senate race which is very competitive. And at the national level we have USA?today so we do national polls with USA?Today. And then the third sort of tier?outside of the polling partnerships is?our own battleground polling of key?states." Suffolk University Political Research Center's polls and polling archives Expert Polling?in Suffolk's Backyard Since 2002, the Suffolk University Political Research Center has been successfully polling and analyzing elections and political issues right in Suffolk's backyard. In elections for Senate, Governor and President, SUPRC has been in the field in the Bay State for over ten years. New Hampshire Polling the Granite State Since 2003 The Suffolk University Political Research Center has been covering Presidential Primaries and General Elections in New Hampshire for over a decade. SUPRC bellwethers and tracking polls have made national headlines. Other States Polling Across the Nation SUPRC's polls have tracked elections for Governor and US Senate, as well as national, statewide and local issues in many states, including: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

Produced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
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