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Frank Luntz

Renowned pollster Frank Luntz hosts “America’s Voices,” Saturdays, 6-7 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC.
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Renowned pollster Frank Luntz hosts “America’s Voices,” Saturdays, 6-7 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC.

Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today and has written, supervised, and conducted more than 500 surveys, focus groups and “instant response” sessions for corporate and public affairs clients in eight countries since forming his company in 1992.

The “instant response” focus group technique Luntz has pioneered was profiled on “60 Minutes” in 1998. Luntz was the first pollster to predict a Republican majority in 1994. More media outlets have turned to Luntz for polling and consulting than to any other political pollster. Currently he serves as a consultant to NBC’s drama “The West Wing.” In the 2000 election cycle, he conducted almost two dozen focus groups for MSNBC and CNBC, including live sessions following each night of both party conventions and presidential debates. Over the past four years, Luntz has conducted sessions for all three networks and two of the three cable news channels. Previously, he has conducted focus groups for The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, PBS, and the BBC.

From 1989 until 1996, Luntz was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also taught at Harvard University and George Washington University. An accomplished author, Luntz has written op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Luntz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors bachelor of arts degree in history and political science, and was named a Thouron Fellow. He received his doctorate in politics at the age of 25 from Oxford University. In the spring of 1993, Luntz was named a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the second youngest individual ever to receive this honor.