(Google) Survey Says…

What can’t Google do?

Well, at this time, it might not be the best source for election poll information, according to Dr. Don Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute.

He joined Poozer Politics to talk about the benefits and challenges of online surveys, including the possibility of Facebook polls, and explored the generic ballot question, which pollsters use to predict control of Congress.

Levy also hinted at an exciting new project for the Siena Research Institute and the first Poozer Politics poll is teased.

Don’t miss previous conversations with Levy, including an episode on likely voters and an episode that addressed the future of polling. Continue reading “(Google) Survey Says…”

The Problems of Polling

This is the second and final installment of a conversation with Dr. Don Levy, the director of the Siena Research Institute. We covered their miss in the Rochester mayoral race, the challenges of special election polls and a possible future of polling that doesn’t involve contacting voters at all. Continue reading “The Problems of Polling”

New York is unwavering in support for Clinton

There has been virtually no movement in the race for New York’s 29 electoral votes since May.

In the last six months, the Siena Research Institute has asked New Yorkers five times about their preference for president. The results have been shockingly boring and really consistent. (Pro Tip: Listen to the process for determining “likely” voters on a recent episode of the podcast)

In a poll released on May 3, Hillary Clinton had 56 percent of the vote and Donald Trump had 30 percent. This month’s polling showed basically the same results, with Clinton dropping two percentage points and Trump still at 30 percent. Continue reading “New York is unwavering in support for Clinton”

Are You a Likely Voter?

Dr. Don Levy, the director of the votingSiena Research Institute, talked with Poozer Politics about determining who is a likely voter, Carl Paladino’s bold election claims in 2010 and the future of polling. Continue reading “Are You a Likely Voter?”

NY-19 is Trump Country?

There was not a lot of good news for Hillary Clinton in the Hudson Valley on Tuesday night.

A poll released by the Siena Research Institute on the 19th Congressional District was more notable (to me) for its top of the ticket surprise than its tight showing between Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the race to replace WAMC’s favorite Republican member of Congress. According to the poll, Donald Trump is winning the district by five percentage points, with 43 percent of voters going for him and only 38 percent for Clinton. Continue reading “NY-19 is Trump Country?”