September 12, 2012
NBC NEWS, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND MARIST COLLEGE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR BATTLEGROUND STATE POLLING
THREE NEW STATE POLLS TO BE RELEASED EACH WEEK BETWEEN NOW AND ELECTION DAY
NEW YORK - September 12, 2012 -- NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and the Marist Poll are partnering to conduct a series of polls in key presidential battleground states. New polls of likely voters in three states will be unveiled each week from now until Election Day, beginning Thursday with results and analysis of post-convention opinion in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia.
NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd will break down the numbers on "NBC Nightly News" (6:30pm ET), and the political unit will provide coverage online at NBCNews.com. The Journal will analyze the numbers in print and in stories on its polling page online at WSJ.com. The Marist Poll will provide complete survey results and survey methods.
NBC News and The Wall Street Journal have a long-standing partnership in conducting national polling, stretching back more than two decades. The national NBC News/WSJ poll, co-directed by Republican and Democratic polling teams, has earned a reputation as one of the most accurate and reliable of all public polls.
The Marist Poll is a survey research center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, with long experience in national and state polling. NBC News and Marist partnered during the 2012 Republican primary season to gauge public opinion in key Republican primary and caucus states leading up to the Republican nomination.
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