Michael W. Traugott

Research Professor Emeritus/A, CPS
Professor Emeritus, LSA Communication Studies
Professor Emeritus, LSA Political Science
Michael W. Traugott


Michael Traugott studies the mass media and their impact on American politics. This includes research on the use of the media by candidates in their campaigns and its impact on voters, as well as the ways that campaigns are covered and the impact of this coverage on candidates. He has a particular interest in the use of surveys and polls, and the way news organizations employ them to cover campaigns and elections.

  • WORKSHOP An Interdisciplinary Conference on Using Social Science to Improve Health Outcomes. Kenneth W. Kollman, Arthur Lupia, Michael W. Traugott. 2015-2016.