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Public Opinion/Polling

Leonie Huddy is a nationally known political psychologist who specializes in public opinion research. She is the Director of the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research and condcust the quarterly Stony Brook Health Pulse of American polls, which focus of healthcare issues and public opinion. She brings a psychological perspective to bear on the study of public opinion and has published widely on the politics of race and gender relations, and more recently on the political psychology of terrorism. She is co-editor of the recent Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology. 

Specific areas of expertise: Public opinion. Polling on healthcare issues. Race relations. Public Reactions to Terrorism.

Helmut Norpoth, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for his studies of elections. A member of the Political Science Department at Stony Brook since 1979, he has published widely on voting trends in the U.S., Germany and Great Britain. His research focuses on voter identifications with political parties, the influence of the economy on elections, and historic transformations of electoral patterns. A frequent contributor to The New York Times coverage of voting in presidential and congressional elections, he has also developed a forecast model of elections. 

Areas of expertise: Elections (especially the U.S. and Germany); presidential approval; forecasts of elections. 



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