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Larry Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, is known for his research on U.S. elections. His political expertise has earned him different nicknames over the years. The Wall Street Journal once referred to him as “probably the most quoted college professor in the Land,” The Washington Post dubbed him “the Mark McGwire of political analysts,” and Fox News Channel called him “America's favorite political scientist” while the Washingtonian magazine called him the “Dr. Phil of American politics.” Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, and his favorite slogan “Politics is a good thing!” aptly describes his lifetime contribution to political analysis.

Sabato's research focuses broadly on national and ...

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