1. Wolverine Caucus: Elections 2018

    Mark Rivett posted June 26, 2018

    Is There a Big Blue Wave Coming?

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Featured speaker:
    Michael Traugott, Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies

    Mackinac Room, 5th Floor Anderson House Office Bldg.
    124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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    University of Michigan Alumni and friends who work in and around the State Capitol are welcome to participate in the Wolverine Caucus. 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 the University of Michigan.

    Returning by popular demand, Professor Michael Traugott will dissect the latest trends and data behind the various factors that will influence voter behavior during this year’s important midterm elections. Historically, the U.S. President’s party in influences outcomes in off-year elections – as does the strength of the economy. Is there any evidence that there are changing sentiments in our state and nation, and we ask if there might be significant change on the horizon. Professor Traugott will help us sort through the reality and the rhetoric.

    Michael Traugott

    Michael Traugott is a Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Trained as a political scientist, his research interests include campaigns and elections, public opinion, and political communication. Dr. Traugott is the author or co-author of nine books and more than 75 journal articles and essays. He is the past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). He has a BA from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.

    For more information or to receive announcements of upcoming programs, call the UM Lansing Service Center at (517) 372-7801 or email Dr. Veronica Wilkerson Johnson (veronicj@umich.edu) or Angela J. McCullum (amccullu@umich.edu)