|February 22, 2006|
Pollster John Zogby to speak at Union
John Zogby, considered one of the most accurate pollsters in America, will give a lecture on "The Political Landscape in 2006: The U.S. and the World," Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Union College's Nott Memorial.
The talk, part of the Perspectives at the Nott series, is free and open to the public.
He will also speak to Union College students at noon in Room 103 of the Social Sciences building as part of the Pizza and Politics series put on by the Political Science Department.
Zogby is the president and CEO of Zogby International, an opinion and marketing research organization based in Utica, N.Y., with offices in Washington, D.C. The firm works with psychologists, sociologists, computer experts, linguists, political scientists, economists and mathematicians to "explore every nuance in language and test new methods in public opinion research."
The company has tracked public opinion around the globe since 1984, working in more than 60 countries. Clients have included the Reuters News Agency, NBC News, Fox News, The Houston Chronicle, the Miami Herald and the Albany Times Union.
John Zogby appears regularly on all three nightly network news programs plus NBC's "Today Show," ABC's "Good Morning America" and is a frequent guest for Fox News and MSNBC special programs, along with CNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." He also is a regular political commentator for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1996, Zogby was credited with being the only pollster to accurately predict within one-tenth of 1 percent the results of the presidential election between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, and in the 2000 race, Zogby's polling foreshadowed the tight race between George W. Bush and Al Gore, while others predicted an easy victory for Bush.
He is currently working on a book about American consumers, which is scheduled to be published by Random House this fall.
Zogby holds degrees in history from LeMoyne College and Syracuse University.
A frequent lecturer and panelist, he is listed with Leading Authorities, a top speakers' bureau in Washington, D.C., and the National Speakers' Bureau in Chicago.