Ron Faucheux is president of Clarus Research Group, a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C. Faucheux has written or edited seven books on politics and is an advocacy strategist, pollster, university lecturer, and a former two-term state legislator and state-cabinet official. He is on the faculty at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a law degree from LSU, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans, where he concentrated on voter behavior research. He edited and published Campaigns & Elections magazine for more than a decade. His popular daily newsletter, Lunchtime Politics, summarizes polling from around the nation.