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2014 Election Polling: A Post-Mortem and Look to the Future

Election 2014

Co-sponsored by DC-AAPOR:
November 13, 2014, a panel of industry leaders will look back over the year, digest the results and the performance of the new methodologies, and examine their implications from different points of view. The panel:

  • Anna Greenberg - Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Bill McInturff - Public Opinion Strategies
  • Stu Rothenberg - Rothenberg Political Report
  • Frank Newport - Gallup Poll
  • Susan Pinkus - Formerly of LA Times poll will chair the panel

Read about the panelists and post-mortem logistics

An Analysis of the 2014 Election:
Winners and Losers

Analysis of the 2014 Election poster

Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. - Reception

The Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, CT
Parking available in North or South Parking Garage

Join us for a post-election panel discussion. Panel moderator Paul Herrnson, executive director, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and professor of political science, will lead a spirited discussion among expert panelists with varied experience and perspectives. Following some initial remarks, Herrnson will moderate Q & A for panelists and guests. Panelists will include:

  • Jennifer Dineen, program director, graduate program in survey research: Pre-election Predictions: Who got it right and who got it wrong
  • Vin Moscardelli, assistant professor, political science: Implications of the 2014 midterms for governance
  • Shayla Nunnally, associate professor, political science: Race, Gender, and Identity Politics in the 2014 Election
  • Ronald Shurin, associate professor, political science: The 2014 Election and Connecticut Politics

This program is being co-sponsored by the Roper Center, UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Departments of Public Policy and Political Science. Complimentary refreshments will be served at a reception immediately following the panel discussion.

The Andrew Kohut Student Fellowship Fund

Andrew Kohut 2014 Mitofsky Award winnerTo honor the 2014 winner of the Warren J Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research, the Roper Center Board of Directors has established an endowment fund for the purpose of supporting student research. Kohut Fellows will receive training in public opinion research and mentoring by experts in the field, permitting industrious students an opportunity to continue Mr. Kohut's work well into the future.

Sponsor the Andrew Kohut Student Fellowship Fund

Frontiers in Undergraduate Research - Fall 2014

Fall Frontiers - discover the diversity of student research. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wilber Cross South Reading room

Frontiers in Undergraduate Research is the annual poster exhibition of student research, scholarship, and creative projects. Frontiers is a chance for students to share their work with the UConn community and with visitors to campus.

Four Undergraduate Research Assistants from the Roper Center present their research poster projects.

Read the research posters of Katie Cavanaugh, Ian Fignon, Marissa Piccolo and Emma Sifre.

Going Too Far: The American Public's Attitudes toward Protest Movements

Protest movement in Ferguson Missouri

The photographs out of Ferguson are new, but the scene is all too familiar: signs, bullhorns, protesters, police. The ongoing demonstrations in Missouri are only the most recent in a long history of American protests. Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.

Read: Going Too Far: The American Public's Attitudes toward Protest Movements

Crossposted on Huffington Post Pollster

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