Dec. 2020 Announcement

Professor of Public Affairs Terry Madonna, the director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs and co-director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll, has announced that he will be returning to Millersville University next year.  Madonna's return to Millersville is a homecoming of sorts, as he is a Millersville alumni and had worked in the MU Government department for many years. It was there that he and co-director Berwood Yost, who is the F&M poll's head methodologist, co-created the first iteration of the survey, then known as the Keystone Poll.  Madonna will hold the honorific title of ‘Director Emeritus’ of the poll. F&M wishes him all the best in his new endeavor.

Going forward, the F&M Poll will be directed by Yost. The Poll will continue its growth and evolution at Franklin & Marshall, including a new emphasis on working more closely with the poll’s media partners and with academic research initiatives. The next F&M Poll will be released in March 2021. Inquiries related to the Poll should now be directed to Yost at

About the Center

The Center for Politics and Public Affairs (CPPA) fosters the study of politics and public policy. The Center holds public and campus fora and specialized sessions dealing with a wide variety of public and political matters. In addition, it sponsors specific lectures and seminars with other institutional and community partners for the purpose of stimulating discourse on political and policy issues. The CPPA coordinates various fellowships and internship programs, conducts public policy and political research, publishes its own research on policy and political topics.

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Center for Opinion Research

The Center for Opinion Research is the home of the nationally recognized Franklin & Marshall College Poll, which surveys citizens about public policy and political issues in Pennsylvania and nationally. Widely praised for its accuracy, this is the oldest statewide poll exclusively directed and produced in Pennsylvania. 

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