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Michael Binder


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Michael Binder, is a full professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. Binder is responsible for the Public Opinion Research Lab's (PORL's) methodology and all aspects of the survey process. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. His research interests include voter decision-making, direct democracy, American politics and public opinion.


He is a regular contributor to various media outlets and his research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, American Review of Politics, the California Journal of Public Policy and the California Western Law Review. He was involved in the first ever statewide Deliberative Poll® held in California and is the faculty director for the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida.