National Pollster John Zogby Coming to WSU

OGDEN, Utah – For more than 24 years, pollster John Zogby has been predicting the results of presidential and national elections. During that time, he has developed an uncanny ability to accurately predict the outcomes of high-profile races. Even his mistakes are noteworthy for their rarity.

Zogby will be at Weber State University on Sept. 30, offering insights into the 2008 presidential race as it enters the home stretch. At 10 a.m., he will present a convocation lecture on “What is America Thinking about the Presidential Election?”

Later that day, at 7 p.m., Zogby will host an open forum event. Both events are free to the public and will be held in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

In addition to his two public events, Zogby also will be speaking to several political science classes while on campus.

Zogby, one of the leaders in the public opinion industry, is the founder, president and CEO of Zogby International, which has tracked public opinion since 1984 in North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Having accurately predicted the outcomes of the 1992 and 1996 presidential races, Zogby gained even more fame for forecasting the cliffhanger ending to the 2000 presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. In 2006 he correctly predicted the outcome in all 10 competitive U.S. Senate races, nailing the exact margin of victory in the three closest races.

Zogby’s reputation as an industry innovator stems from his decision to weight his political polls using party identification, which was not a common practice when he began. Today it’s a widely held practice in public polling. A contributing blogger to the Huffington Post, Zogby also hosts “Zogby’s Real America” on XM Satellite Radio and is the author of several books. He is the first senior fellow at The Catholic University of America’s Life Cycle Institute.

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Zogby’s visit is part of WSU’s Convocations Lecture Series.

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