Frank 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 coeditor 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 2010-2011 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. He has served on the University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology External Advisory Committee. Dr. Newport is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, discussing public opinion and the collective views of the American people. His weekly radio show "What Are We Thinking?" is produced and syndicated by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY-FM. Before joining Gallup, Dr. Newport taught sociology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, was news director and talk show host at KTRH Radio in Houston, and was a partner at a market research and public opinion research firm in Houston. He received his doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Posted In: debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election
Last night's debate brought a number of what seem like novel developments: Pivots on critical issues by Romney; the president leaving out seemingly obvious talking points. But how surprising are they, really?
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama
In last night's debate Romney drew on his strengths with voters -- the economy, the deficit, and the role of the federal government. How will Romney's performance affect the trajectory of the race?
Posted In: 2012 election
1992 was a banner year for the third-party candidates. Like this election cycle, the economy was bad and people were concerned about the national debt. But no third-party candidate like Ross Perot has emerged.
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs
New polling reveals that young people are more positive about the prospects of finding a quality job than their elders.
Posted In: income, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 47 percent
Well we are 40 days away from Election Day here in the U.S. And there's some new polling about just how much a voter's income determines his or her vote.
Americans' faith in the news media has hit an all-time low in the history of Gallup polling.
Posted In: government, Mitt Romney, government spending
Mitt Romney and President Obama will be crisscrossing the state of Florida today. In recent weeks, one issue is becoming central to the campaign: Whether the government is over-regulating business.
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans, 2012 election
Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport on how your interpretation of economic news varies depending on your political orientation.
Posted In: regulation
One of the big election issues this year is government regulation of business. A lot of new rules have been added since the financial crisis four years ago. How do your fellow Americans feel about it?
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans
In this week's Attitude Check, we check in with Gallup's editor-in-chief, Frank Newport, about how Americans are viewing Republicans and Democrats on a couple of subjects.