aurice “Mickey” Carroll, the voice of the Quinnipiac University Poll since 1996, and a longtime journalist and educator, died on December 6 in his family home in New Jersey after a short illness.
Before joining Quinnipiac, Carroll worked for more than 40 years as a political writer for The New York Times and other New York and New Jersey newspapers. As spokesman for the poll, he provided analysis of results of national polls as well as state surveys across the country.
With his unique insights as the former dean of New York City political writers, Carroll became one of the best-known commentators in New York City. He taught journalism at Quinnipiac and counseled students looking into the field. He also taught journalism at Columbia University, New York University and Montclair State University.