Marjorie Connelly is a Senior Fellow with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and is experienced in managing survey research and interpreting poll findings for a general audience.
Connelly spent more than 30 years at The New York Times, working in its News Survey department. Her final position there was editor of the department, in charge of the coverage and use of public opinion research for the national and international editions of The New York Times and nytimes.com.
Connelly specialized in analysis of Election Day exit polls, surveys of the New York metropolitan area and international polls. She managed the surveys of special populations including people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, family members of 9/11 victims, teenagers, business executives and baseball players.
Connelly was a member of the executive council of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in 2011-2013. She served as president of the New York Chapter of AAPOR in 2010-2011.
Connelly received the NY-AAPOR Distinguished Service Award in June 2013 and a New York Times Publisher Award for a trio of polls before the 2004 Republican National Convention in September 2004. She was also the recipient of a New York Times Publisher Award for the biennial Portrait of the Electorate in December 1998.