Dr Frank Luntz joins CPS as Visiting Academic Fellow

The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that Dr Frank Luntz, the leading American pollster and political strategist, will be joining the think tank as a Visiting Academic Fellow this summer.

Dr Luntz, who will be based in London from mid-May until early July, after a period at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford, will be working on a major project to explore how the language of UK and US politics has shifted in recent years, and to explore how to address the decline in trust in democracy, the economy and technology on both sides of the Atlantic. He will be hosting a series of public events and media interviews as well as carrying out focus groups and opinion work.

As an award winning political and communications consultant, pollster and pundit, Dr. Luntz has served as an election consultant and commentator in national elections across the globe. He has worked for more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and CEOs, and he is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He has worked in every British General Election from 1997 through 2015 and conducted the most accurate pre-Brexit poll. He carried out his very first polling work for Boris Johnson’s campaign for the presidency of the Oxford Union.

Dr. Luntz was a Debate Night, Election Day and impeachment guest commentator on Bloomberg, CNBC and the BBC in 2020, CBS in 2016, Fox News in 2008 and 2012, and MSNBC in 2000. His reoccurring segments on MSNBC/CNBC, ‘100 Days, 1000 Voices’ won the coveted Emmy Award in 2001. He also served as a consultant to the NBC hit show The West Wing.

Announcing the residency, Robert Colvile, CPS Director, said:

It is an honour for us to have Dr Luntz join us this summer, and I’m hugely excited about his work and his findings. Whether it’s on attitudes to economics, the fate of the Union or trust in politics and politicians, there is so much for him to explore.’

Dr Frank Luntz said:

‘The US has a lot to learn from the UK – and vice versa. I am spending two months in the UK doing what Alistair Cooke did in the US – exploring. I plan to conduct interviews across the country, and then organize one of the most significant language surveys ever attempted.  I want to learn how the British relate to and celebrate democracy, the economy and technology.’

Date Added: Monday 10th May 2021