Wednesday, June 04, 2014
By Matt Katz : New Jersey Public Radio
A new poll out from Fairleigh Dickinson University indicates that Gov. Christie's approval rating among New Jerseyans is 44 percent, a steep drop from the plus-50 percent approval ratings he enjoyed in his first term on the way to a landslide reelection victory. And an increasing number of New ...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
It's back to the polls today to choose between the top two vote-getters in the Democratic primary to succeed Bill de Blasio as Public Advocate. Who gets your support? Daniel Squadron or Letitia James? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.
Friday, September 13, 2013
The NYC Board of Elections reports that there remain almost 80,000 uncounted paper ballots from Tuesday's primary election. Neal Rosenstein, government reform coordinator for NYPIRG, explains why so many voters encountered problems at the polls -- and how their votes factor into the odds of a runoff between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
It's Election Day! We talk to reporters, look at the important story lines, and more importantly take your calls. With:
- WNYC's Richard Hake and New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst with the latest news on voting and the Sandy recovery, with NJPR's Nancy Solomon and WNYC's Beth Fertig and Bob Hennelly
- Your calls for our Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: How is post-Sandy voting going? What does voting today mean to you? Call 646-829-3980 or post below!
Plus, reporters from crucial swing states discuss the latest polls and how their states are shaping up on Election Day:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard, says that if you really want to know what the average American is thinking about when it comes politics, don’t ask them — ask Google. Among the things you may be surprised to learn? "Paul Ryan shirtless" gets Googled nine times more often than "Paul Ryan budget."
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Although you may not realize it, depending on whether you lean Republican or Democrat, you might be more inclined to buy certain products. Ted Marzilli collects and analyzes that data.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
If Washington could attract the same talent as Silicon Valley, maybe Congress wouldn't have the lowest approval ratings in history.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Schools and teachers are still reeling from the release and publication of their performance ratings -- particularly at two Brooklyn schools, where teachers received low ratings despite the schools' otherwise excellent reputations. Also, how Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposed budget could affect child care and after-school programs.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is at his peak of popularity, but only a slim majority of voters in New York believe that he will fulfill his declaration to be a lobbyist for students, a new poll by the Siena College Research Institute found.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Political polls need to determine who's likely to vote and who isn't. Pollsters rely on people to tell them whether they're going to vote or not - but it turns out that may not be the best plan for creating accurate polling numbers. Bob talks with Slate's Sasha Issenberg about a study which found that 55 percent of voters who tell pollsters they won't vote actually do.
Nicolas Jaar - Problems With the Sun
Friday, December 02, 2011
Pollster lingo for a politician’s popularity rating at any given moment is favorability. Voters are asked: do you like your public official right now? And at this moment the answer is an unqualified 'no'. Brooke talks to pollster Tom Jensen, who recently embarked on a quest to figure out who exactly Americans are still able to agree that they do like.
Bill Evans – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Friday, October 21, 2011
Earlier this week we asked our listeners to participate in a flash poll about GOP candidates participating in the 10th presidential debate. With so many Republican debates so far (Wednesday was the 10th), and so may to go (12 more), we wanted to see how listeners might thin the herd. We wanted to know: of the four candidates polling the lowest, who would you "vote off" the next debate? The choices were Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), and Jon Huntsman. Who did you choose?
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Republican candidates battled it out in a debate Wednesday night, no doubt hoping that scoring points against each other might edge them ahead in the polls. President Obama and his campaign team are hoping the polls start leaning in his favor after his key jobs speech on job creation tonight. Currently, the president’s approval ratings are at an all-time low.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Dissatisfaction over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's handling of the city's schools; protests over lost pre-kindergarten seats, school contamination and budget cuts; and, oh yes, SchoolBook are all in the news today -- the last day before the public schools open to students in New York City.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
By Sharon Otterman : Reporter for The New York Times
New Yorkers’ opinions of teachers appears to have improved in the last seven years, a new New York Times poll shows. In 2004, 22 percent of poll respondents said that teachers were the best thing about their child’s public school. This year, 33 percent called teachers the best thing, and more parents answered teachers than anything else both times.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Kate McGee
Seventy-five percent of New Yorkers think the National 9/11 Memorial Museum should be free, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.