Wolverine Caucus

What Kind of Presidential Election Is This?

Much of this year's general election, in Michigan and nationally, will be affected by the national race. The 2016 presidential election pits two of the least popular candidates in recent history against each other. The campaign is shaping up to be highly negative, and voter turnout may be low. The two candidates are running quite different campaigns, based upon their relative political experience, and Donald Trump seems to be suffering more from his inexperience. For Hillary Clinton, many observers and strategists are waiting to see if some other shoe drops to tighten the race. Please join us for this enlightening presentation as Professor Michael Traugott focuses on the current state of the national presidential race, presenting different scenarios for how it will finish. PDF Flyer

Professor Emeritus Michael Traugott,  UM Center for Political Studies, Institute for
Social Research; and Communication Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Christman/MML Building, First Floor, 208 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI. 48933
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Michael Traugott is Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science and a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research.

His primary research interests include political communication, campaigns and elections, and the use of polls to make news.

He is currently working on a project that investigates the data quality in the kinds of low-cost data collection methodologies that some news organizations are using or reporting on to produce news about public opinion.

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Michael Traugott
  • Author or co-author of 12 books and more than 100 journal articles or book chapters.
  • Prior president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)
  • Current president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR).
  • Received the AAPOR Award in 2010 for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement.

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