New York City (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO), will be presented with the Harry W. O’Neill Outstanding Achievement Award by the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research at its awards gala tonight in New York City.
"On behalf of the entire Marist College community, I want to congratulate Lee on this great honor," said Marist College President Dennis J. Murray. "For more than 35 years, Lee and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion have represented the highest standard of integrity, independence, and accuracy in public opinion polling. I am pleased to see him be recognized by his peers for his success and for his many contributions to the profession."
The award is named for the late Harry W. O’Neill, a major figure in public opinion research, who served in leadership roles with The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and Opinion Research Corporation, and directed survey work for several presidential campaigns.
Dr. Miringoff received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the former President of the National Council of Public Polls (NCPP) and a current member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a trustee of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Dr. Miringoff is a frequent commentator on politics and elections. He has appeared regularly on television and radio as an expert on public opinion, politics, and polling.
The awards ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 3, on the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University.
About the Marist Institute for Public Opinion: The Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO), which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, is one of the nation’s premier independent survey research centers. Marist College students of all majors work as interviewers, supervisors, and research assistants in the polling process. The Marist Poll’s longtime partnership with NBC News expanded in fall 2012 to include The Wall Street Journal. The NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll accurately predicted the results of the presidential contest and U.S. Senate and governor races in each of the key battleground states it surveyed. Currently, the HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll provides important insight into public opinions on the controversial sports topics of the day, including pay for college players and drug use in professional athletics.