Raghavan Mayur is the president and founder of TechnoMetrica. He is a nationally renowned public opinion researcher dedicated to providing his clients with expert data-driven analysis, facilitating informed decision-making in their businesses. As director of the monthly Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP Poll, Mayur holds the distinction as the most accurate pollster in the last five U.S. presidential elections.
In 1992, guided by a passion for statistical modeling and politics, Mayur established TechnoMetrica, a full-service market research consultancy. For nearly 30 years now, the company has been assisting/servicing a broad spectrum of clients, offering them a wide range of customizable research services, including customer satisfaction research, readership studies, concept testing, and advertising effectiveness research.
In 1996, Mayur founded TIPP, TechnoMetrica’s division for public opinion research. In partnership with Investors’ Business Daily, Mayur conducts the renowned IBD/TIPP Poll, a monthly survey gauging Americans’ sentiments towards pressing political, social, and economic issues of the day. TIPP’s survey findings are published in major publications and featured on various national news programs.
TIPP is well-known for its pin-point accuracy in political polling. Mayur has the distinction of correctly predicting the winning candidate in each of the last five presidential elections. It also accurately predicted the final results of the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 presidential elections. Most recently, in the 2020 elections, Biden’s lead over Trump in the popular vote was 4.5 percentage points. The TIPP poll predicted it to be 4.0 percentage points, the closest by any pollster.
Mayur holds an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is an all-but-dissertation for a Ph.D. in Operations Research at the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.