The institute is run by Patrick Murray, a nationally known and respected pollster who was its founding director in 2005.
The top ranking is not a surprise. The Monmouth Poll consistently has been ranked among the very best of the country — thanks to consistently earning high marks for accuracy and transparency.
The recognition, however, comes at an important time, as the nation gears up for a presidential election and the state readies for a fight for a U.S. Senate seat (this fall) and a gubernatorial election (next fall).
In addition to its ongoing national polling, the Polling Institute entered into a partnership this year with another highly rated polling outlet, the Washington Post, to cover the 2024 presidential primaries.
Monmouth University President Patrick Leahy obviously was thrilled by the ranking.
“The consistent recognition of excellence at Monmouth University is very gratifying,” he said. “The Monmouth University Poll is a trusted resource for policymakers, and we appreciate the validation from FiveThirtyEight’s evaluation that puts us in the Top 5 of the leading national polling organizations.”