March 01, 2016

Review of Simon institute polls set for March 8

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An in-depth review of the latest polls from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will be March 8. 

The institute will present recent poll results for upcoming Illinois primary battles for president and the U.S. Senate, along with opinions on the direction of the nation and state, state government and taxes, government reform, treatment of veterans, and other social issues. David Yepsen, institute director, and John Jackson, visiting professor, will offer their insight into the Simon Polls. 

“This is a chance for people to visit with us about our polling,” Yepsen said. “We will make a presentation of our most recent findings and save time for plenty of questions. 

“The institute has done polling for years and we are proud of the quality of the work.  We are assembling data that will be of value to students, faculty and others in the future as we chart the changes in public opinion and in Southern Illinois,” he said. 

The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Center for the Arts, 418. S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale. Doors open at 6 p.m., with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres available.  The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend, but registration is required by noon, Friday, March 4, to Leslie Brock, at 618/536-7751 or online at