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.

Floridians Seem to Want Medicaid to Cover More People, But Support May Waver

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute found that as of late May, 68 percent of statewide residents polled said they either strongly support or somewhat support using federal money to expand the Medicaid government health program to cover more people in Florida. By contrast, 28 percent either strongly oppose or somewhat oppose the idea. Still, answers to another question on […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Florida Senate Race Is a Toss-Up

“Undecided” Is Clear Winner in Race to Succeed Rubio
If the election for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio were held today, “undecided” would be easily elected.

A new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute confirms the race is a pure toss-up with no candidate having much of an advantage.

In a generic election, an unnamed Democrat leads […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Rubio Surges Among Florida Republicans

Nearly even with Bush in the Sunshine State
Do Florida Republicans have a new favorite son? According to a new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute, Senator Marco Rubio has pulled even with former Governor Jeb Bush as the top choice of Florida Republicans for president of the United States.

By several measures, support for Rubio has surged since he […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Two-Thirds of Floridians Express Concern About Global Climate Change

Sunshine State Residents Also Polled on Their Own Ecological Observations, Household Choices
A new survey of Florida residents by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute found that 67 percent of those polled said they were very concerned or somewhat concerned about global climate change. The margin of error for the Florida survey, which collected answers from 522 online respondents between March […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

More Than 70 Percent of U.S. Adults Concerned About Global Climate Change

Survey Touches on Leadership, Household Choices, Pope Francis
A first-of-its-kind survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that 73 percent of adult Americans responding are concerned about global climate change. Thirty percent reported being very concerned, and 43 percent said they were somewhat concerned.

The survey base included 1,016 respondents nationally, including voters and non-voters. The margin of error for […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Poll Finds More than Half of Floridians Oppose Guns at Campuses of State Universities

New Legislation Would Allow Concealed Firearms at Campuses for Permit Holders
In a recent Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey of 522 Florida adults, 56 percent were opposed to allowing individuals with concealed firearms licenses to carry guns at state campuses. Thirty-two percent supported proposed new legislation that would reverse a current firearms ban, and allow individuals who are 21 and […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments