Michael Traugott



Who is Michael Traugott?

Michael W. Traugott is an American political scientist, communication studies researcher, and political pundit. As of 2008, he is a professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a researcher at UM's Institute for Social Research.

Traugott finished his undergraduate education at Princeton University and completed a Master's degree and PhD at the University of Michigan. He has authored, co-authored, or edited at least nine books and 40 journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on voting technology, elections, political campaigns, opinion polling, and the political role of the mass media in the United States.

In addition to consulting work with various media organizations, including the Voter News Service, Traugott has served as president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and is the current president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.

Traugott sponsored the April 20, 2001 "Election Administration in the United States" seminar, held after the 2000 presidential election, to examine the impact of localized voting problems on national elections.

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  • University of Michigan
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on July 23, 2013


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