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

Eric Ostermeier

Research Associate
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

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

Political researcher Eric Ostermeier is mentioned in this article comparing President Trump's activities early in his administration to those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. 

Washington Times
January 30, 2017