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, to name a few. In addition, PublicMind engages in research for corporate, non-profit, and government entities.
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As Governor Christie approaches the end of his tenure, PublicMind revisits the many times he has been the subject of our polling: His approval ratings are charted above (and can be downloaded as a PDF). From the highs he experienced after Hurricane Sandy, to the lows that followed the Bridgegate revelations, and everything in between, the FDU poll has been measuring public attitudes toward all things Christie. See our survey releases by year, many of which covered public attitudes toward Governor Christie.
PublicMind recently 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 United States, providing an update to similar research the poll watchers conducted in 2014. PublicMind’s “A” rating puts it in the top 14 of the more than 380 polling institutes reviewed and graded from A+ through F PublicMind was found to have a 94 percent accuracy rate for predicting election results, and is one of only two A-rated polling institutes with zero bias to their rankings.