Kathy Frankovic

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 ...

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.

Articles by Kathy Frankovic
  • Ukraine: A matter of attention

    strapline Americans have never been good at following events overseas, except when they directly affect American lives and American interests.  Often, the public sees ...

  • Reputation audit: Joe Biden

    Vice Presidential reputations and fortunes are often closely tied to those of the President they serve.  The American public has held a negative view ...

  • The Putin Threat

    Americans continue to distrust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but (perhaps) grudgingly think of him as a strong leader.  The latest Economist/YouGov Poll finds Americans ...

  • How the Ukraine crisis compares

    Two in three Americans care – at least a little – about civil unrest in Ukraine and the Russian reaction to those events.  But ...

  • Should Hillary Clinton run in 2016?

    Hillary Clinton is a public figure with wide popularity – and fierce detractors Former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads ...

  • Reputation audit: Hillary Clinton

    Former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads all Democratic 2016 popularity polls, as she has since December, 2008.  As of ...