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
  • How unique is America?

    <strapline> Last week, President Barack Obama described America’s willingness to act as something that makes the U.S. “different” and “exceptional.”  Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

  • The Great Recession isn't over yet

    <strapline> Five years ago this month, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers signaled the start of an economic crisis and the beginning of the Great ...

  • More jobs but not more hope

    Unemployment may be slowly dropping but Americans are still remarkably gloomy about economic prospects and many think unemployment will soon climb again. The unemployment ...

  • Syria: No war - no victor?

    SYRIAN GOVERNMENT MAY BE WORSE, BUT REBELS ARE ALSO NOT ADMIRED President Obama must make the case for military action against Syria to an ...

  • Did govt mislead public on Benghazi?

    One year after the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi many are still worried that embassy security is lacking.  September 11 is not ...