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Expertise: Campaigns and elections, political ideology, public opinion

John Halpin is a senior fellow at American Progress focusing on campaigns and elections, political ideology, and public opinion analysis. Halpin has been at American Progress since it opened in 2003 and currently serves as the co-director of its Politics and Elections program.

Over a 20-year career in the fields of public opinion and election analysis, Halpin has written extensively on voter attitudes about domestic and foreign policy with research featured in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington PostFinancial TimesThe Boston GlobeForeign PolicyForeign AffairsThe American Prospect, and The Atlantic. He is the co-author with American Progress founder John Podesta of The Power of Progress: How America’s Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country, a 2008 book about the history and future of the progressive movement.

Halpin received his undergraduate degree in government from Georgetown University and his M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.

By John Halpin
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25 Years After the 1994 Crime Bill, Voters Back Criminal Justice ReformsCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 10, 2019
Moving Beyond “Us vs. Them” PoliticsCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 1, 2016
European Right-Wing Nationalism Comes to AmericaCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 6, 2016
Election Results Fueled by Jobs Crisis and Voter Apathy Among ProgressivesCenter for American Progress ActionNovember 4, 2010
The European ParadoxCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 2, 2009
Get This Party Started : How Progressives Can Fight Back and WinCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 10, 2006
Framing KatrinaCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 7, 2005