Scott W. Rasmussen
Founder and President, Rasmussen Reports
Scott Rasmussen is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He is a political analyst, author, speaker and, since 1994, an independent public opinion pollster. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, CNBC, the BBC, and other major media outlets.
Scott and his firm have developed a reputation for delivering reliable, newsworthy, and actionable public opinion data. Just as important, Scott has the ability to translate the numbers into meaningful analysis and commentary in a manner that both informs and entertains. Michael Barone calls Scott “one of
While Rasmussen Reports is most noted for political polling, the company also provides extensive coverage of business, economic, and lifestyle issues. This enables Scott to speak with authority on current events, underlying trends, and the questions that Americans are curious about.
Accuracy and stability are hallmarks of the Rasmussen tracking polls. A
Rasmussen Reports' data is frequently cited in the national news media and on broadcast outlets throughout the country. It also has been featured on prominent television entertainment programs such as The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show, Gossip Girl and The West Wing. Rasmussen polls even prompted a P. Diddy rap song on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show.
Scott is the author of Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System and In Search of Self-Governance and has had several columns published in the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, his work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Investor’s Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor and other major publications.
Scott grew up in the broadcast business. Earlier in his career, he and his father founded ESPN, the cable sports network.
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