Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll Earns Top Rating from Noted Polling Blog FiveThirtyEight.com

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PublicMind has received an A rating from FiveThirtyEight.com.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll has received an ‘A’ rating from statistician Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog. The ratings measure both accuracy and bias for all major polling services in the U.S., providing an update to similar research the poll-watchers conducted in 2014.

FDU’s PublicMind’s ‘A’ rating puts them in the top 14 of the more than 380 polling institutes reviewed and graded from A+ through F.

FiveThirtyEight also found FDU’s PublicMind has a 94% accuracy rate for predicting elections results, and is one of only two A-rated polling institutes with zero bias to their rankings.

“At FDU’s PublicMind, we pride ourselves on our ability to objectively discover and highlight societal trends and voting patterns both in New Jersey, and nationwide,” said Krista Jenkins, director of the poll. “We are proud to have earned this recognition from Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight. We look forward to continuing to accurately monitor the 2016 presidential race and other matters moving forward.”

For the full list of the polling institutes ranked and how the data was evaluated, visit fivethirtyeight.com.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind

Since 2001, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind has conducted survey research on issues of public importance. Utilizing best practices in survey methodology, PublicMind produces research that is conducted nationally and statewide. Findings from PublicMind surveys have been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Star-Ledger, Bergen Record, as well as numerous broadcast media outlets. PublicMind also conducts research for corporate, non-profit, and government entities.

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