Kathy Frankovic

KATHY SPEAKS AND WRITES EXTENSIVELY about the development and use of polling by newspapers and television, including articles in Public Opinion Quarterly, the official publication of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

She is a co author of The Election of 1980, The Election of 1992, and The Election of 2000 (all published by Chatham House). Among her many articles are: Sex and Politics: New Alignments, Old Issues, one of the first academic analyses of the gender gap. Most recently, she has written chapters about election polling for the Market Research Handbook (Wiley, 2007) and The SAGE Handbook of Public Opinion Research (Sage, 2008), and co-authored the chapter on opinion polls for the Handbook of Statistics 29 (North-Holland, 2009). She also wrote on women and public opinion polls for Voting and the Gender Gap (Illinois, 2008).

During the 2008 election cycle, she wrote a weekly blog on polling issues for the CBS News website. Podcasts are available.

She served on the 3-person panel evaluating CBS News’ 2000 election night broadcast.