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.

Pope Francis’ Popularity Remains High Nationally

Pontiff’s Statement on Care of the Environment Broadly Accepted
Pope Francis continues to enjoy the high regard of the American public, according to the latest national survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

In an online survey conducted in March with about 1,000 adults, 68 percent of respondents said they have either a strongly favorable (29 percent) or somewhat favorable (39 […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

U.S. Senate Race Starting to Generate Interest, Saint Leo Poll Shows

Florida Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy Announces Candidacy
Two-term Democratic U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy announced on Monday he will run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Marco Rubio.

In a recently conducted statewide survey of 522 adults (433 likely voters) who were asked which potential candidate they would support for the Democratic nomination if they ran for the […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Clinton’s Numbers Slip, But She Maintains Frontrunner Position

Rubio in Second Place among Florida Republicans
Hillary Clinton has lost some support in recent months, a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute has found, but she remains a dominant frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination and leads all potential Republican opponents in head-to-head matchups.

While 50 percent of Democrats nationally name Clinton as their first choice presidential candidate—­­­­Vice […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Bush’s Lead Narrows but Remains Top Choice of National and Florida Republicans with Close Pack Following

Rubio in Second Place among Florida Republicans
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush leads a field of 20 possible Republican presidential candidates, but his margin has narrowed, according to a new national poll released by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

Bush is named by 15 percent of likely Republican voters as their top pick for the Republican nomination, and 27 percent say […]

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Floridians Split about Bush, Rubio Candidacies

Newly Proposed Presidential Primary Date to Have Significant Impact
Florida Republicans respond favorably to the prospect of either their former Governor Jeb Bush or their current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio running for president, according to a new survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

According to the poll, 63 percent of Florida Republicans would like to see Bush run for […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Pope Francis Approval Rating Hits 88 Percent among U.S. Catholics

When Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States as pontiff next year, he can expect a warm reception. According to the latest national survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute, Pope Francis enjoys an approval rating of 88 percent among U.S. Catholics.

The pope’s overall approval rating stands at 67 percent, with just 13 percent viewing him […]

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