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The 2020 Election: Polls and Persuasion

Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray and Associate Professor of Communication Michael Phillips-Anderson as they discuss the state of the 2020 election for President and Congress—from the latest poll numbers to which campaign messages are working and which are falling flat. Q&A to follow.


Patrick Murray

Patrick Murray

Murray was named the founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in 2005. In that short time, the Monmouth University Poll has established itself as one of the nation’s leading independent survey research centers, earning an A+ rating from, one of only six polling organizations out of more than 400 nationally to receive this top grade. Murray frequently appears as a commentator on national and regional TV and radio. During federal election years, he also serves as an exit poll analyst for the NBC News Decision Desk.

Michael Phillips-Anderson

Michael Phillips-Anderson

Phillips-Anderson is an Associate Professor of Communication at Monmouth University.  He is concerned with the role of public discourse in the creation of active citizenship. His teaching and writing examine historical and contemporary public address, new media and political rhetoric, and the strategic use of humor. He is currently writing a book about comedians who have performed satirical presidential campaigns.

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