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.
How have recent job-market gains shaped American opinions on the economy?
Prices remain a major concern among many and continue to be ranked as Americans' most important issue, far above unemployment.08 Jun 2023
Half of Americans say Dianne Feinstein's health and age severely limit her ability to serve
Many are also concerned about Biden’s health and age: 45% say it severely affects his ability to do the job of president.07 Jun 2023
Most Americans think a mass shooting is very or somewhat likely to happen in their own community
Roughly one in 10 U.S. adults (13%) say they have already been affected by a mass shooting in their own community.18 May 2023
Three in five Americans say if George Santos does not resign, he should be removed from Congress
A majority of Republicans (54%) now view Representative George Santos unfavorably.18 May 2023
Three in five Americans say it would be bad for the U.S. to have a monarchy
In the latest Economist/YouGov poll, many Americans have mixed feelings about Charles — about as many view him unfavorably (40%) as favorably (39%).05 May 2023
How Democrats view Joe Biden and his re-election candidacy as he announces his 2024 campaign
The latest Economist/YouGov poll, which was conducted prior to Biden's announcement, found that just 26% of Americans and fewer than half of Democrats (47%) want Biden to run for president again.25 Apr 2023
Most Americans support the availability by prescription of abortion-inducing drugs
A majority of Americans (53%) support the abortion-inducing drugs mifepristone and misoprostol being legal to access with a prescription from a health care provider.20 Apr 2023
Two-thirds of Democrats say Dianne Feinstein should resign from the Senate
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) in the latest Economist/YouGov poll — including 64% of Democrats — say that Feinstein should resign, when they are told that she has been absent from Congress for over a month for medical reasons.20 Apr 2023
Most Americans view the person behind the leak of classified military documents as a criminal
The unauthorized release of documents has caused concern among Americans, with 68% saying that they are very or somewhat concerned that U.S. national security was compromised by the leak.20 Apr 2023
Who do Americans think should be allowed to attend drag shows?
Only 17% of Americans support banning drug shows entirely, though 50% — including nearly half of people who have been to a drag show — favor restricting attendance to adults (18 and older).14 Apr 2023