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  The Field Poll is shutting down after 70 years of charting political highs and lows
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Oct 10, 2018 08:08pm
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News DateSaturday, December 10, 2016 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Field Poll, which for more than a half-century has been the gold standard for public opinion research, is ceasing operations Friday, leaving behind a fabled track record of accurately reflecting the highs and lows of California’s biggest players and issues.

Field’s closure, announced by poll director Mark DiCamillo, comes less than two years after the death of Mervin Field, who founded the surveying firm after working for Gallup and serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. Field operated continuously since 1947 as an independent, nonpartisan opinion poll service, and has issued tens of thousands of reports.
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