Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, is responsible for the poll's methodology and all aspects of the survey process, directing each project from conception through analysis. He is also the chief spokesperson for the Connecticut polls.

Schwartz began his career as a survey associate with the CBS News election and survey unit and as an election night analyst for the late 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley. He has taught courses on polling methodology and has served as president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research's New England Chapter.

He has a BA (cum laude) from Connecticut College, and earned both an MA (in political science with a concentration in survey research) and PhD (in political science) from the University of Connecticut.

Read Schwartz's blog about polling, Survey Says.


Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, has more than 30 years of experience as a political journalist and editor in Washington, D.C., New England and Florida. Brown is the chief spokesman for the Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia polls, and works with Doug Schwartz to develop, analyze and present the results of the polls.

He was previously a political reporter for United Press International, served as the White House correspondent and then political editor for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and also was the editor of the Insight section of the Orlando Sentinel.

Brown, who covered 11 national political conventions and presidential campaigns from 1976-96, has a BS in radio television news and an MS in journalism from Syracuse University. He was also a Neiman Fellow at Harvard.


Maurice "Mickey" Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, brings more than 40 years of experience as a political writer and columnist for New York and New Jersey newspapers.

Carroll is the chief spokesperson for the New York State, New York City and New Jersey polls and works with Douglas Schwartz to develop, analyze and present the results of the many polls conducted by Quinnipiac.

Carroll's experience as a journalist includes work with The New York Times, Newsday, the New York Post, the Passaic Herald-News, the Jersey Journal and the Newark Star-Ledger.

Carroll taught journalism at Columbia University, New York University and Montclair State College and presently teaches in Quinnipiac's mass communications program. He has a BA in journalism from the University of Notre Dame.


Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, has extensive political and wartime reporting experience. He provides analysis of national polls and polls in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Georgia.

A 33-year veteran of television news, Malloy has won five Emmy Awards for local news coverage and Associated Press Awards for breaking news coverage. His career includes work at WPIX-TV in New York, KCOP in Los Angeles and WPTV in West Palm Beach.

As a five-time embedded journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan, Malloy often shot his own footage. He also has extensive experience in political reporting and has covered presidential campaigns, reporting live from eight conventions. Malloy has a BA in English from Hamilton College.


April Kleinman, associate director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, oversees operations of the poll's 160-station interviewing facility. She is responsible for data collection and analysis processes.

She is the contact person for requests for additional polling data including archived poll results. She helps coordinate questionnaire and sample design and is responsible for project coordination, production, and performance standards.

Kleinman has a BA in psychology from Southern Connecticut State University.


Other Quinnipiac University Poll Staff:
Mark Bouchard, research associate/data quality analyst,
Carmen Carranza, assistant manager of interviewer operations,
Dorothy Donarum, manager of interviewer operations,
Terri Vitelli, polling institute assistant,
Samantha Stella, research associate, data quality analyst,
Timothy Ponden, research associate, data quality analyst,

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