Published: September 18, 2008
Just one month before the presidential election, an analyst for NBC News
will discuss the role of young voters in a symposium at The University
of Tampa. The talk is free and open to the public.
Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center and an
analyst for NBC, will give a lecture titled “The 2008 Election: Is There
Revolutionary Change in the American Polity?” on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3
p.m. in UT’s Reeves Theater.
Keeter has been an election night
analyst for NBC since 1980, reporting on exit polls from nearly every
general election. He directed the Survey Research Laboratory at Virginia
Commonwealth University and has also taught at George Mason University
and Rutgers University. He has authored books on politics such as New
Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing
American Citizen (Oxford University Press) and What Americans Know about
Politics and Why It Matters (Yale University Press).
director of survey research for the Pew Center, Keeter helps guide
research by providing methodological advice and designing survey
projects, developing questionnaires and analyzing data. His recent
columns include one on the Democratic Party’s advantage with young
voters and the effect of voters with cell-phone-only phone service on
For more information, contact Angie Charbonneau at
or (813) 257-3545.