Members of the Working Group

Gallup, Michigan, Georgetown Working Group: Andrew Dugan, Frank Newport, Lisa Singh, Stuart Soroka, Michael Traugott.

duganAndrew Dugan is an Advanced Design and Analytical Analyst at Gallup, which he joined in 2012.  He received a B.A. in political science and government from North Carolina State University and a M.S. in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University.  He has legislative experience from working in the North Carolina General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives, and he worked as a mathematical statistician at the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

newportFrank Newport, Ph.D., is Editor in Chief at Gallup. He is coauthor of Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion and the Presidency and author of Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People. He is coauthor with Stuart Rothenberg of The Evangelical Voter and co-editor of The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2004-2009. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Dr. Newport is a past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He is also vice-president of the National Council on Public Polls and serves on the Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Dr. Newport is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, discussing public opinion and the collective views of the American people.

singhLisa Singh is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. Her specialization is database systems, data mining, and data science. Sing’s general research interests are mining social networks and other dynamic graphs, anomaly detection, data ming/reduction of large graph data sets, privacy preserving data mining, and visual analytics.


people_faculty_ssorokaStuart Soroka is a professor of communication sciences and political science and faculty associate in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and on the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media.


MichaelMichael Traugott W. Traugott is a research professor at the Center for Political Studies of the University of Michigan and is a Gallup Senior Scientist. He studies the mass media and their impact on American politics. This includes research on the use of the media by candidates in their campaigns and its impact on voters, as well as the ways that campaigns are covered and the impact of this coverage on candidates. He has a particular interest in the use of surveys and polls and the way news organizations employ them to cover campaigns and elections.