Siena College Poll Earns “A” Grade from 538.com

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  • Siena College Poll Earns “A” Grade from 538.com

  • Rated Among Top Five Percent of Nearly 400 Pollsters Nationally

Press Release     

Loudonville, NY. The Siena College Poll – conducted by the Siena College Research Institute – earned an “A” grade from the respected 538.com, led by Nate Silver. The Siena College Poll was one of only 18 polling organizations to earn an “A” or better among nearly 400 pollsters graded by 538.com, putting Siena in the top five percent nationally. It is the third consecutive year the Siena College Poll has been graded A or A- by fivethirtyeight.com.

538.com’s grading for all polling organizations is here: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/pollster-ratings/.

In an article entitled, “Which Pollsters To Trust In 2018,” Silver noted, “Polling institutes run by colleges and universities are somewhat overrepresented among the high performers on the list and have generally become a crucial source of polling as other high-quality pollsters have fallen by the wayside.”

“We have an amazing team of dedicated professionals at the Siena College Research Institute and we are very proud of the work we do. It’s certainly very gratifying to be recognized for that hard work,” Dr. Don Levy, Director of the Siena College Research Institute, said. “Our programmers, researchers, call center supervisors, and hundreds of callers give 110% every day and we couldn’t do what we do without their dedication and passion.

“Siena College – a wonderful learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education – strongly supports the research institute’s efforts and the research institute helps advance Siena’s mission. This national recognition for the work that we do – and that we do very well – simply inspires us to get even better,” Levy said.

“Unquestionably, 2018 is going to be a very busy year for the Siena College poll here in New York and nationally, and we look forward to continuing to gauge the attitudes and opinions of New Yorkers and Americans and report on them to help inform the public debate,” Levy said.

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