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The university's polling operation, founded in 1999, gained national prominence during the 2000 New Hampshire presidential primary when it chronicled Senator John McCain's rise and eventual double-digit victory in the Republican Primary. Since then, the Institute has conducted survey research on state and national issues and campaigns.
Currently, Franklin Pierce students and interns are immersed in the political polling process for the 2008 New Hampshire primary season. The University has partnered with veteran political analyst R. Kelly Myers to carry out a polling program that allows students to participate in survey design, data collection, data analysis and media relations. Dr. Myers, who had conducted polls through five New Hampshire presidential primary seasons, is a senior fellow at the Fitzwater Center and also teaches a political science polling course.