Kathy Frankovic

Kathy Frankovic has worked with YouGov since 2008, when she first hired the company to help CBS News make estimates of Electoral College results. She has been a consultant to the company since 2010, with ...

Kathy Frankovic has worked with YouGov since 2008, when she first hired the company to help CBS News make estimates of Electoral College results. She has been a consultant to the company since 2010, with responsibility for the Economist/YouGov Poll. She spent most of her career as Director of Surveys and Producer at CBS News, retiring after more than 30 years there in 2009.

Kathy is a leading expert in public opinion polling both in the U.S. and internationally. She received both the AAPOR Achievement Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement and the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research. Besides consulting on the Economist/YouGov Poll, she has been an election and polling consultant for CBS News, Harvard, and many other research organizations.

She speaks and writes internationally about public opinion research, journalism, and elections as an invited speaker in Italy, Jordan, Hong Kong, Manila, Mexico, Lisbon, Chile, the Republic of Georgia, India, and many other places. She has served as President of both AAPOR and WAPOR. She is now a member of the ESOMAR Professional Standards Committee.

She received an A.B. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University. 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 ...

  • Many Americans are scientific skeptics

    Americans have a complicated relationship with science.  They aren’t sure how much they can trust scientists and what they say.   They may think scientists ...