About Drew Gold

Drew Gold, associate professor of management, has been appointed the polling institute’s executive director. Dr. Gold earned his undergraduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in strategy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining Saint Leo’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business, he recently served on the faculty at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business in its management science department for four years. Dr. Gold has worked with companies of various sizes for the last 20 years, advising them on a variety of strategic, technology, and management-related issues.

Fans Reluctant to Treat College Athletes as Paid Professionals

While many Americans are open to compensating college athletes in some form, more Americans prefer to see colleges continue to treat athletes as amateurs who compete primarily for love of the sport and educational opportunities, not for pay. That’s according to a new national survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

More than twice as many people say that the […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Institute|0 Comments

Charitable Giving Set to Rise, Americans Say

Slightly more Americans say they plan to increase giving to charitable causes this year than last year, according to a new national survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

This year, 67 percent of Americans say they plan to give as much or more to charities as they did last year, according to the survey. A year ago, 59 […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Institute|0 Comments

Public Doubts Credit Card Transactions Are Secure Even As They Keep On Swiping

As millions of Americans swipe their credit cards to make holiday purchases, most of them doubt whether the transactions they are making are truly secure. That’s a finding of a new national survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

Eighty-two percent of consumers say they are very or somewhat concerned that their credit card information can be stolen due […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Institute|0 Comments

Jeb Bush Tops Presidential Field Among Floridians

A new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute contains some encouragement for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as he mulls mounting a presidential campaign.

Saint Leo University political scientist Frank Orlando termed Bush’s advantage with Republicans in the state over other possible GOP presidential candidates as “massive.”

Bush tops the field of prospective candidates among Florida Republicans, named by 34 […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Institute|0 Comments

Florida Governor’s Race Still Deadlocked

Republicans Bondi, Putnam, Atwater Lead Down Ballot Races
46% Floridians Concerned About Contracting Ebola
The Florida governor’s election between former Gov. Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is statistically tied, according to a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

With less than two weeks before the election, Crist leads, 43-40 percent, with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie pulling 8 percent, […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Institute|0 Comments

Dolphins & Gators Lead Their Leagues in Popularity

People oppose paying college athletes by 3:1
The Miami Dolphins and the University of Florida Gators are the two most popular football teams in Florida, according to a new poll released by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

Five hundred Florida residents were asked to identify their favorite pro and college football teams. The Dolphins edged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Institute|0 Comments