Public Opinion Survey Center

LORAS COLLEGE POLL
RECENT NEWS

Clinton Leads Trump; Grassley and Judge in Tight Race, Loras College Poll Finds
6/30/2016
In its first Iowa statewide survey conducted since Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump became presumptive nominees, the Loras College Poll finds Clinton with a lead in the Hawkeye State. toplines and crosstabs

Walker polarizing, and Feingold leads in Senate rematch against Johnson, Loras College Poll finds
4/8/2016
As part of its inaugural survey of Wisconsin voters, the Loras College Poll asked 1,000 registered voters for their assessment of the job performance of both President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as well as about who they would likely support in the November U.S. Senate rematch between Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson.  toplines and crosstabs

Cruz tops Trump, Clinton leads Sanders in Wisconsin
4/2/2016
With the race for the presidential nominations more than halfway through, all eyes turn to Wisconsin and its presidential primary on Tuesday. Republican delegates will be chosen winner-take-all at both the statewide and the congressional district level, while Democratic delegates will be chosen proportionally statewide and by district. toplines and crosstabs

Clinton Maintains Lead, New Loras College Poll Shows
1/22/2016
With the 2016 Iowa precinct caucuses only ten days away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead over her nearest rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, according to the newest Loras College Poll. The statewide poll of 500 likely voters in the Democratic caucus was conducted Jan. 13-18. toplines and crosstabs

Trump and Cruz Deadlocked, with Rubio a Distant Third, Loras College Poll Finds
1/21/2016
With 11 days to go before the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, real estate mogul Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are deadlocked at the top of the latest Loras College Poll. The two candidates have distanced themselves from the rest of the field, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio the only other candidate receiving double-digit support among likely Republican caucus voters. The statewide live-caller poll was conducted Jan. 13-18. Trump and Cruz were also at the top of the December Loras Poll. toplines and cross tabs

Clinton Remains with Strong Lead, New Loras College Poll Finds
12/15/2015
With the 2016 Iowa precinct caucuses only seven weeks away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to hold a strong lead over her nearest rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the statewide Loras College poll of 501 likely Democratic caucus voters conducted December 7-10. toplines and cross tabs

Cruz Tops Trump, Loras College Poll Finds
12/14/2015
With seven weeks to go before the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has emerged as the leader of the crowded Republican field. Real estate mogul Donald Trump finds himself in second, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Florida Senator Marco Rubio the only other candidates with double-digit support as a first choice. Jeb Bush rounds out the top five and is the only other candidate whose support reaches outside the poll’s margin of error, in the latest poll conducted December 7-10. toplines and cross tabs

Clinton Extends Lead over Sanders, Loras College Poll Finds
10/27/2015
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Carson Breaks Out, Trump and Rubio Round out Top Three, Loras College Poll Finds
10/26/2015
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Clinton Leads but Sanders Gains, Loras College Poll Finds
9/2/2015
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PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY CENTER

The Loras Public Opinion Survey Center was established in spring 2014 by an anonymous donor as part of the college’s $75 million capital campaign, Inspiring Lives and Leadership: the Loras Legacy. Through the Center, the Loras College Poll will be conducted several times each year with surveys focused on elections, as well as other political and social issues of interest. The Iowa Presidential Caucuses will be a regular focus of the center. As part of the Survey Center, students are involved in all aspects of the research process.

FACULTY ADVISORS

Loras College students work with the survey research team to develop questions, analyze and interpret the data, and assist with sharing the final results with local, regional and national media. The Loras College Poll is overseen by Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., associate professor of political science.
Christopher Budzisz

Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D.
Christopher.Budzisz@loras.edu
Associate Professor of Politics
Director of the Loras College Poll

Budzisz joined the Loras College Politics program in 2000, with teaching emphasis on constitutional law, American government and institutions, political philosophy, as well as elections and political behavior. As a 2007 Fulbright Scholar, Budzisz taught in the International Relations Faculty at Chernivtsi National University in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. He has been published in PS: Political Science and Politics, and in the edited volume Engaging the Public: How Government and the Media Can Reinvigorate American Democracy. Beyond his teaching and research interests, Budzisz is director and coach of the Loras College Moot Court program. He is also a past winner of the Mike and Linda Budde Excellence in Teaching Award.

STUDENT RESEARCHERS

The following Loras College students work with the survey research team to develop questions, analyze and interpret the data, and assist with sharing the final results with local, regional and national media:

  • Juanita Vivas Bastidas (’17)
  • Emily Day (’17)
  • Peter Fricano (’17)
  • Blake Gibney (’15)
  • Rachel Kilburg (’18)
  • Rachel Kula (’17)
  • Kathryn O’Brien (’18)
  • Kaitlin Phillips (’16)