Wolverine Caucus

Next Caucus Event:
Elections 2014: A Government Even More Divided?

Featured speaker: Political Scientist and Communications Professor Michael Traugott BIO
NOTE DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Note: Christman Building, 1st Floor    Flyer: PDF DOC DOCX
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Michael Traugott

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.


  • 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.

About the Wolverine Caucus

Wolverine Caucus members are U-M alumni working in and around State of Michigan government, including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors who meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session.

Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which University of Michigan friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views and learn from the world-class talents of U-M faculty and administrators.

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