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

Eric Ostermeier

Research Fellow
campaign finance; contemporary and historical elections; historical elections; Minnesota and upper midwest politics; national politics; public opinion and polling; third party politics

Eric Ostermeier (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, 2006; J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, 1995) has been a research associate at the Center since 2006. Dr. 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

Eric Ostermeier, author of the Smart Politics blog, says the odds are stacked against gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson's second try for the office. 

Duluth News Tribune
May 17, 2017

The Humphrey School's Eric Ostermeier is quoted in this article, which says Trump has signed executive orders at a record-breaking pace.

Washington Examiner
February 5, 2017