Samuel Popkin

Samuel Popkin is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego and the author of The Candidate: What It Takes to Win-and Hold-the White House. An active participant in as well as academic analyst of presidential elections, he has consulted on polling, targeting, and strategy in the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and George McGovern.



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