KATHLEEN A. FRANKOVIC is one of the world’s leading experts in public opinion polling. She has been an election and polling consultant for CBS News and other research organizations.
She speaks and writes internationally about public opinion research, journalism and elections as an invited speaker in places as diverse as Italy, Jordan, Hong Kong, Manila, Mexico, Lisbon, Chile and India. In 2009 she retired after more than 30 years at CBS News.
She received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1968, and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 1974. Before joining CBS News, she taught political science at the University of Vermont, and has also held visiting professorships at Cornell and at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hunter Biden's indictment gets more support than the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden
A new poll by the Economist/YouGov finds that far more Americans believe Hunter profited off of his father's position than believe his father profited from his son's dealings.21 Sep 2023
More Americans support than oppose the U.S. military’s partnership with SpaceX
New polling by the Economist/YouGov finds that while people in the U.S. are somewhat optimistic about Ukraine's chances of success in its war against Russia, a growing share of Americans anticipate Russia President Vladimir Putin will remain in power for at least the next year.21 Sep 2023
More Americans side with workers than with automakers in the latest UAW strike
When asked broadly about disputes between union workers and company management, Americans are more likely to side with workers: 50% say they normally favor workers in such disputes, while just 15% say they typically side with company management.21 Sep 2023
How do Americans think Donald Trump is being treated by the criminal justice system?
Half of Republicans expect the four criminal cases pending against Donald Trump to have a very or somewhat positive (48%) impact on his 2024 campaign, while only 26% expect the impact to be very or somewhat negative.14 Sep 2023
Views on COVID-19 and vaccines remain divided by party
Three-quarters of Americans have heard at least something about the new booster, but only 36% want the booster or already got it. Party differences are sizable: 60% of Democrats but only 23% of Republicans either say they want the booster or already got it.14 Sep 2023
Many Americans — including most Republicans — believe the pope should stay out of U.S. affairs
Pope Francis is thought of favorably by more Americans than the Catholic Church is, though Roman Catholics view him somewhat more negatively than they view the Catholic Church overall.06 Sep 2023
Majorities of Americans support age limits for Congress and mental-competency tests
New Economist/YouGov polling finds that a growing share of Americans believe the Senate minority leader's health and age severely limit his ability to do his job.06 Sep 2023
Bipartisan majorities support allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices
Three-quarters of Americans (75%) believe people in the U.S. pay more than people in other wealthy countries for prescription drugs, and majorities favor several policies that aim to lower costs for some groups via government intervention.06 Sep 2023
New poll shows DeSantis's support among national Republicans continuing to fall
About half of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents prefer Donald Trump as their 2024 presidential candidate.16 Aug 2023
What Americans think of the latest charges against Donald Trump
Slightly more Americans say Trump should be charged than say he should not (45% vs. 40%) — with Democrats overwhelmingly favoring the charges and Republicans overwhelmingly opposing them.10 Aug 2023