Polling Roundtable

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maurice Carroll, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Director, Dr. Don Levy, director of  the Siena Research Institute, and Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, talk about polling results in the New York State gubernatorial race.


Maurice Carroll, Dr. Don Levy and Lee Miringoff

Comments [8]

geTaylor from Bklyn., NY

Mr. Lehrer:

I am old enough, and have been made cynical enough, to not believe the assertion of this attached site:

"No conservatives are trying to prevent people from appearing on NPR, but liberal interest groups and their media outlets are trying to prevent people from appearing on Fox News."

So could someone please provide me with the counter example, i.e. conservative media preventing their "talent" (such as it is) from appearing on liberal media?
(The fatwa against Salman Rushdie does not count. : ) )

(and remember Juan Williams)

Oct. 23 2010 12:10 PM
kerry collins

You are trying to silence freedom of speech. Public radio is known for being very liberal but this is a new low. No one can speak freely about their own feeling. Juan has been unfairly treated.

Oct. 22 2010 04:51 PM
K Smith


Will you be doing a segment on Juan Williams' firing? On journalistic objectivity and judgment and censorship? Lack of commentators of people of color on NPR? Racism and bigotry and "feelings"? There is a lot to talk about? Why the silence?

K Smith

Oct. 22 2010 02:08 PM
John Lobell from Manhattan


Thanks for the thoughtful response, but it seems to me that the behavior of Fox or any other organization does not justify the misbehavior of NPR.

Oct. 22 2010 10:48 AM

John Lobell,

I don't think one over-reaction justifies another over-reaction.

NPR is still a million times superior to Fox News despite its dreadful mishandling of Juan Williams. The tragedy of this incident is that it hands a propaganda victory to Fox News.

Oct. 22 2010 10:30 AM
RLewis from the Bowery

Just because you can buy your own ticket to the dance, doesn't mean that you can shack your booty. Carl can't dance, and it's sad.

It's over. So now, all we have left is to poll the pollers. This is a painful segment.

So, lets talk about how we all love NPR, but its leaders clearly over-reacted to the Juan debacle. When the news becomes the news by making news, it's rarely a good thing, and we know you know that, Brian. Doubly sad.

Oct. 22 2010 10:13 AM
John Lobell from Manhattan

There is only one topic for today, and that is NPR’s firing of Juan Williams. I will not go into detail on this, but with the comments by the CEO of NPR, this is nothing less than the left devouring its own. As someone old enough to have parents who lived through the Show Trials and Darkness at Noon, I am saddened to see that we are here again.

There is only one possible response on the part of WNYC, and that is withdrawal from the NPR network, and working with other INDEPENDENT public radio stations to share programming on an individual basis when appropriate.

Oct. 22 2010 10:08 AM

Can all of the guests agree that the public is being POLLED TO DEATH?

from the moment Obama took office, news outlets have been reporting poll results of his popularity every nanosecond. This is absurd and corrosive to our political discourse. Obama's popularity doesn't need to be measured every other day.

Oct. 22 2010 09:59 AM

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