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National TV Analyst Discusses the Youth Vote

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.

Dr. Scott 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).

As 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 polling.

For more information, contact Angie Charbonneau at or (813) 257-3545.