Mike Traugott

Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Communication Studies
U-M Institute for Social Research
U-M Center for Political Studies
(734) 763-4702

Michael Traugott received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. His current research interests involve studies of the validity of survey responses, focused primarily on self-reported voting; and evaluations of polls used by journalists, specifically political polls.  Traugott is past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the World Association for Public Opinion Research and has served as a consultant to several media organizations on their election coverage.

Selected Publications:

The Voter’s Guide to Election Polls, with Paul J. Lavrakas (Chatham House Press: Chatham NJ, 1996; Second edition, 2000; Third edition, 2004 release (Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham MD); Fourth edition, 2008 release (Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham MD); Republished in Spanish as Encuestas: Guia Para Electores (Siglio XXI: Mexico City, 1997).

 Handbook of Public Opinion Research, with Wolfgang Donsbach (Co-editor). (London: Sage Publications, 2008)