Larry Sabato
#4093 Overall Influence

Larry Sabato

American political scientist


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Larry Sabato is the founder and director of the Center for Politics and a university professor and the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia. He attended The Queen’s College at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning a Ph.D in politics in less than two years.

Sabato has written a number of books about politics, including Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism and American Politics and, with Glenn R. Simpson, he wrote Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics. Sabato’s Crystal Ball is a website run by the University of Virginia, with data analysis regarding elections and public sentiment. Sabato’s Crystal Ball has had varied success as a prognosticator of election results, but was among the polls who missed the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Sabato has also written a number of American government textbooks as well as a book about John F. Kennedy’s life and assassination, titled The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy. Sabato has had a significant impact on the next generations of political scientists, having taught over 14,000 students over the course of his teaching career.

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Larry Joseph Sabato is an American political scientist and political analyst. He is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he is also the founder and director of the Center for Politics, which works to promote civic engagement and participation. The Center for Politics is also responsible for the publication of Sabato's Crystal Ball, an online newsletter and website that provides free political analysis and electoral projections.

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University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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    #157 World Rank #108 USA Rank
    Political Science