Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Political Analysis of IL 2nd CD Polling Results

The links below feature our political analysis of the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary race and supporting documents that were previously released on the 21st.

Rejoin us next week for a discussion of the benefits and challenges we encountered in this test of IVR surveying compared to live interviewer surveying.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Illinois 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary Election Poll Results

Fako & Associates, Inc. conducted two surveys last week within the newly defined 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. We conducted these surveys as an internal test, not commissioned by any campaign or third party organization. We chose the 2nd Congressional District to run nearly identical Interactive Voice Recognition and traditional live interviewer surveys because of the unique dynamics of the district. Its population and the state of the race presented numerous beneficial attributes to test the viability of IVR surveying. We will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages we discovered through these two surveys after the Thanksgiving holiday, but for now, we present you some of the results:

Summary Topline
Tables for IVR & Cellular Study
Tables for Live Landline & Cellular Study

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fako & Associates Announces Staff Promotions

Steve Leopoldo
has been promoted to Vice President. Steve joined F&A in 2005 and has helped develop winning strategy and message for political and public policy clients throughout the country during his six years with the firm. Most recently, he was the lead polling analyst for the Illinois House Democratic Caucus / Democratic Party of Illinois’ successful effort to maintain their majority and worked on successful political campaigns and public policy issues in New York, Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri.

Kerry Myers has been promoted to Senior Analyst. Kerry started with F&A in 2008. Kerry has contributed to poll questionnaire design, statistical analysis and developing strategy and message for dozens of campaign throughout the country in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 election cycles. She was the lead “crosstab” producer at the firm and wrote or contributed to dozens of strategic analysis during the 2010 election cycle.

Sandy Kim has been named an Assistant Analyst. Sandy joined F&A’s team in the spring of 2010 as an intern and worked full time during the fall 2010 cycle. She provided significant assistance with coding our open ended questions and proofing reports and crosstabs for dozens of campaigns last fall.