Poll Hub

Poll Timing and Compensation for College Athletes

Episode Summary

When it comes to polling, timing is everything. The team talks about how just a couple of days can change a poll's results. Should college athletes get paid? Jane McManus, Director of Marist College's Center for Sports Communication, joins us to break down the results of the Center's latest collaboration with the Marist Poll. We wrap this episode up with probably one of the most popular debates in existence: cats or dogs?

Episode Notes

The plethora of post-State of the Union polls underscores the importance of a poll's timing. The Poll Hub team analyzes a handful of polls to compare how the numbers change with just a few days difference in field. Today’s outlier could be tomorrow’s conventional wisdom. 

The Poll Hub team also welcomes Jane McManus, Director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, to discuss the results of the Center's latest collaboration with the Marist College Poll. The topics: paying student athletes and sports betting.

This week's fun fact is sure to rile some of you up! We tackle the big debate of cats or dogs.

About Poll Hub

Each week, Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist Poll.

Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at the Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.