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130A Humphrey School
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Eric Ostermeier

Research Fellow

Eric Ostermeier (PhD, University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, 2006; JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1995) has been a research associate at the Center since 2006. Ostermeier authors and runs the center’s non-partisan political news site, Smart Politics. His research and reporting is featured and cited several hundred times each year in national and local broadcast, print, and digital news outlets such as Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, NBC News, POLITICO, Time, and the Washington Post.

In The Media

Senior political researcher Eric Ostermeier is quoted in this story assessing the chances of Mitt Romney to win the U.S. Senate seat in Utah in November. 

Washington Times
February 16, 2018

Researcher Eric Ostermeier's Smart Politics blog is cited in this story about the increasing polarization of the two major political parties in Congress. 

New York Times
January 15, 2018