Kimball on Fox and Friends

Kimball on Fox and Friends

Clinton Weaknesses Spotlighted

Clinton Weaknesses Spotlighted

A close look at Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan reveals some of the challenges ahead for Hillary Clinton.

CNBC

CNBC

Most election pollsters aren't really in it for the money

MSNBC

MSNBC

IA Teaches Pollsters To Poll Until

IA Teaches Pollsters To Poll Until

ABC Radio -RN Breakfast

ABC Radio -RN Breakfast

How did the polls get it so wrong?

Bret Winterble Show 12.21.15

Bret Winterble Show 12.21.15

Spencer Kimball and Dr. Gregory Payne discuss the latest polls in the 2016 race for the White House.

GOP candidates back away from debate

GOP candidates back away from debate

Spencer H. Kimball, a Republican political consultant and Emerson College professor, said the letter is the latest example of how unusual this GOP presidential campaign has become — and how empowered candidates feel because they know they are pulling in big viewership ratings. “You have so many more people watching these debates that they have now become more important in the process than they had in the past,” Kimball said.

It’s become more acceptable for poli

It’s become more acceptable for poli

The Washington Times

The Washington Times

Election polling in disarray with wild disparities among top firms, GOP undercounting in 2014

Polls suggest punditry wrong to call

Polls suggest punditry wrong to call

Trump Remains Within Striking Distance in Three Key States

It's Business As Usual For Guinta

It's Business As Usual For Guinta

“This is the reality that they’re trying to create," says Spencer Kimball, a Republican political consultant and a Senior Scholar in Residence at Emerson College in Boston. He says in times when news coverage turns negative, political figures can lay low and stay relevant by passing up the press and sharing their messages through social media.

Sacan de elecciones ventaja económic

Sacan de elecciones ventaja económic

“Las redes sociales están creciendoenpopularidadenlapubli- cidadpolíticaconungastode270 millonesdedólaresenel2014(en EU)yunaexpectativadegastode milmillonesdedólaresenel2016”, informó Spencer Kimball, experto en comunicación política de Emerson College.

Christie proposes overhaul of Social

Christie proposes overhaul of Social

"I'm not sure how effective it will be, since proposals like this create a lot of anxiety among older voters, and they are the most reliable voters," said Spencer Kimball, a Republican pollster who teaches political communications at Boston's Emerson College.

Kimball quoted in WSJ

Kimball quoted in WSJ

Kimball states, “House Republicans risked raising anxiety among older voters with their Medicare plan and are certainly rolling the dice even bringing it to the table.”

Study Unveils Truth of AutoCalls

Study Unveils Truth of AutoCalls

Do you listen to an auto call? The answer is most likely yes, which is the upshot of an intriguing new study which found that three out of four people (75%) are listening to over 19 seconds of a message, which equates to over 40 words. The vast majority of people, 97%, listen to at least 6 seconds of an "auto call" (a pre-recorded).

VA Close Finish and Who Saw It

VA Close Finish and Who Saw It

A check of the polls taken over the contest’s last two weeks...shows that the one outfit coming closest to nailing McAuliffe’s margin is based in Boston. And run by students. That would be the Emerson College Polling Society, which in its Oct. 25--30 survey showed McAuliffe with a 2-percentage-point edge, a result that at the time seemed an outlier...Emerson College Prof. Spencer Kimball, the advisor discussed the results on the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

Markey Holds Edge in MA Primary

Markey Holds Edge in MA Primary

The most likely scenario after Tuesday pits the GOP's Mr. Gomez against Mr. Markey in the general election, said Spencer Kimball, a Republican consultant who conducted a poll for Mr. Winslow but isn't currently affiliated with any of the candidates. ​ "It will be an interesting contrast because you'll have a fresh face from the Republican side"—a Hispanic candidate who could connect with voters in traditionally-Democratic areas like Boston, Mr. Kimball said. But Mr. Markey remains formidable, he

Markey Bets on Democratic Machine

Markey Bets on Democratic Machine

Gomez has been unable to connect the national scandals to the Senate race in a way that tips it in his direction, said Spencer Kimball, a Republican pollster based in Springfield, Massachusetts, who isn’t working for any candidate. “That has been a problem for his entire campaign, finding a message that will resonate with voters,” Kimball said by telephone. “I think his outside chance is an ad that will resonate with voters over the last week.”

Markey, Gomez race turns nasty in MA

Markey, Gomez race turns nasty in MA

Spencer Kimball, a political consultant who did some work for Gomez’s GOP primary opponent Dan Winslow, said Gomez’s remarks were a rookie mistake and will likely feed the Democrats’ narrative. “It is certainly an undisciplined move,” said Kimball, who is also a political communication professor at Emerson College. “This is the U.S. Senate. This is not a state race, a local race. This is about as big as it gets, so you’ve got to make sure that you control your message and stay on message.”

In MA Senate debate, time for Gomez

In MA Senate debate, time for Gomez

Indeed, both candidates will spend tonight not only making the case for their candidacies, but for the importance of the election itself, says Spencer Kimball, a campaign consultant who also teaches in the communication studies department at Emerson College in Boston. “People are confused about what’s at issue here, and that works in Markey’s favor because you don’t have many Democrats looking to jump ship,” he says. “But this debate gives Gomez the opportunity to make the case to independent

Democrats fear blowing another Massa

Democrats fear blowing another Massa

But Spencer Kimball, a pollster and professor of political communication at Emerson College in Boston, says Markey’s numbers may be artificially high, driven up by the fact that he’s already run plenty of TV ads while Gomez is just beginning his air campaign. As Gomez’ fundraising catches up and he starts running more commercials, Kimball said he expects the race to tighten.

Forget 2016. The Pivotal Year

Forget 2016. The Pivotal Year

If the numbers hold, by 2020 Hispanic voters will represent at least 15 percent of the overall vote, says Spencer Kimball, a Republican strategist who teaches communication studies at Emerson College. And according to 2012 exit polls, more than 70 percent of Hispanic voters cast their ballots for President Obama.  To counter this tidal wave of potential Democratic gains, Republicans will have to make adjustments, Kimball says. He believes that Republicans will focus on immigration policies...

Gomez plays the 'independent' card

Gomez plays the 'independent' card

These debates aren’t game-changers, but they help with messaging,” says Spencer Kimball, a campaign consultant who also teaches in the communication studies department at Emerson College in Boston. Mr. Gomez in particular, he says, “has tightened up his message to voters” since his fresh-faced arrival onto the political scene in the primary campaign earlier this year.

Brown Challenged Over Dodd-Frank

Brown Challenged Over Dodd-Frank

Spencer Kimball, a Republican strategist in Springfield, Mass., said he didn't believe Ms. Warren's line of attack would be very effective, because Mr. Brown is considered a moderate. "The idea that he is on the side of big business—I think he has the record to go against that assertion," he said.

MA CAMPUS SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS

MA CAMPUS SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS

A political communications instructor, Spencer Kimball, a political consultant who worked with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, lead Emerson's polling club in taking a scientific survey of U.S. voters' attitudes about gun legislation.

Warren Sees Bounce In MA Senate Poll

Warren Sees Bounce In MA Senate Poll

The poll, from the Republican-leaning firm Kimball Political Consulting, shows 46 percent of likely voters backing Brown and 45 percent supporting Warren, with 9 percent still undecided. In Kimball's last poll, conducted August 21, Brown led by 6 points, 49 to 43. As pollster Spencer Kimball notes, the change is evidence that convention bumps can have effects beyond the top of the ticket.

Biden, Ryan Trade Barbs in VP Debate

Biden, Ryan Trade Barbs in VP Debate

Professor Spencer Kimball of Emerson College said this debate likely won’t be a game changer, but did bring to light important points for the American public. ​ “This debate was symbolic of what is wrong with Washington – shouting over one another, mostly Biden, rarely finding agreement on any issue.,” he said. “Biden won the debate based on expectations; however Ryan showed himself competent and capable – Biden may have overdone his ‘friend’ (statements), and facial reactions and boomerang...

Voter fraud suspected in MA race

Voter fraud suspected in MA race

According to Spencer H. Kimball, the opposing candidates attorney “We recognized there may be a problem,” since some of those listed as requesting Republican absentee ballots were “hard-core Democrats, including members of the Town Democratic Committee and a retired judge.” At that point, Kimball contacted Secretary of State ­Galvin’s office. “Something was really wrong,” he said

Allen West relies on familiar tactic

Allen West relies on familiar tactic

Republican pollster Kimball Political Consulting found Murphy leading West 49-45 percent.

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

Massachusetts political pollster and Emerson College professor Spencer Kimball. Instead of the winner-take-all system that had been used in the past, he says, Republicans "tried to capture some of the energy from the Obama-Clinton [Democratic] primary of 2008 and changed the rules to basically a proportional vote system."  The result, Kimball says, was an artificial race — and Romney responded by tacking to the right on social issues as the campaign unfolded during the spring...

Bay State voters are splitting their

Bay State voters are splitting their

"Senator Brown is winning decisively among independents but Warren still has a chance to come back. The data suggest that for Warren to close the gap it may be time for her to change her emphasis, from the cost of education to job creation," said Spencer Kimball, Political Consultant and President of Kimball Political Consulting. "Romney, on the other hand, needs to repair his image in the Commonwealth where 54 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of him...

Presidential Campaign and Super PACs

Presidential Campaign and Super PACs

Spencer Kimball, a Republican consultant in Boston, described "rumblings" and "casual conversation" among potential candidates and investors in the private equity and hedge fund worlds. He said one former candidate who ran for federal office in Massachusetts was considering it. "There are people that I can tell you who are looking to create coalitions," Kimball said, adding that they've thought of using super PACs as a "hub" for their support. "Then they can come and take credit for it as well."