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Article by Sabine Cray

Exit polls. Ever wonder how they work? Professor Brian Schaffner (political science) is an expert on survey research, a regular contributor to Pollster.com, and has made it his business to lead 17 students in his class, Political Polling and Survey Research, through the process of developing, conducting and analyzing an exit poll of voters during the 2010 election.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Brian Schaffner contributes to the growing discussion over polling in the United States. Due to a steady decline in the use of traditional land line phones, pollsters no longer acquire an accurate data set representing an appropriate cross-section of the American electorate.

The intent of the Chancellor’s Citation Award is to recognize and honor benefited University staff members who have demonstrated outstanding performance in contribution their time and/or skills in helping the University achieve its goals and objectives. Ten (10) awards will be presented with the hope that all members of the University community will nominate deserving employees.

Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Scienceand Public Policy and Director of the National Center for Digital Government was an invited speaker at North Carolina State University’s “CI Days at NCSU: The Excitement and Future of Cyberinfrastructure,”  which took place September 7 and 8 at NC State.

Professor Jesse Rhodes' recent paper was quoted in a Washington Post article concerning Obama's Presidency and partisanship in Washington. Professor Rhodes discusses Obama's agenda, focusing on how "traditional Democratic priorities" challenged the drive for a post-partisan Washington, D.C. The Post article goes on to analyze the basic tendencies of the Obama administration and the differences between rhetoric and reality in the era of Obama's Washington.

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