Queen's University

Poll analysis/public opinion expert

2010-03-19

Matthew Mendelsohn, Director of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) at Queen’s and associate professor of Political Studies is available to provide critical analysis of current poll results and public opinion about the Ontario election campaign.

Dr. Mendelsohn says those trying to understand the polls and public opinion environment in Ontario in the first two weeks of the campaign might be confused by different results reported from different firms. It is sometimes risky to compare polls conducted by one firm to those conducted by another, he adds, because of different methodologies and sampling approaches used.

Dr. Mendelsohn has published widely on the media, public opinion, elections, and public participation. He served as Senior Advisor, Privy Council Office from 1996-1998, where he directed the polling and public opinion research office for Intergovernmental Affairs.

His on-going research includes an examination of the federal government's use of polls, and Canadian values and health care restructuring.

If you’d like to arrange an interview with Dr. Mendelsohn please contact Lorinda Peterson, Queen’s News and Media Services, 613.533.3234, petersn@post.queensu.ca.

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