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Encyclopedia > Larry Sabato

Larry J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and is director of their Center for Politics. He is a frequently cited political analyst and was called "probably the most cited college professor in the land" by the Wall Street Journal. The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...

Sabato grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, graduating from Norfolk Catholic High School in 1970. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was a highly recognizable figure on the UVA grounds. A 1974 Cavalier Daily poll showed more people could identify Sabato as student government president than could correctly name Edgar Shannon as University president. [1] Sabato graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in government before studying at Princeton University. Following his study at Princeton, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship that brought him to study at Queen's College at Oxford University. Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The Cavalier Daily is the fully independent student-run newspaper at the University of Virginia, founded in 1890. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... College name The Queens College Collegii Reginae Named after Queen Philippa of Hainault Established 1341 Sister College Pembroke College Provost Sir Alan Budd JCR President Vishal Mashru Undergraduates 350 MCR President Matthias Range Graduates 133 Homepage Boatclub High Street entrance to Queens College from the main quad. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...

He has authored over twenty books on politics, including his best known volumes, "Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism and American Politics" and "The Rise of Political Consultants: New Ways of Winning Elections". Other Sabato books include "The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency", Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election, and Get in the Booth! A Citizen's Guide to the 2004 Election. He also issues a political newsletter, Sabato's Crystal Ball. He has also written textbooks which are used by high school and college American Government classes. He has been a frequent guest analyst on cable news.

Prior to his time as a political analyst, Sabato worked for nine years with Virginia Democratic politician Henry Howell. At the age of 15, Sabato joined Howell's first campaign for the Virginia governorship in 1968, and then worked on his successful run for lieutenant governor in 1971, and his runs for governor in 1973 and 1977.[2] Henry Evans Howell, Jr. ...

He was classmates at the University of Virginia with Senator George Allen. Sabato was the subject of much controversy in 2006 when he appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and said that he knew Allen had used the word nigger, but later admitted to the Hampton Roads Daily Press that he had never heard Allen say the word himself. [3] However, nine first-hand witnesses surfaced in The New York Times and other newspapers and magazines such as the The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia and The New Republic, as well as in television accounts on NBC and CNN. These individuals, who testified that they had personally heard Allen employ racial epithets, validated Sabato's claims. Many of these witnesses had given Sabato detailed accounts about Allen's behavior before his appearance on Hardball. George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a former Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. ... MSNBC, a combination of MSN and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news website. ... Hardball with Chris Matthews is a talk show on MSNBC hosted by Chris Matthews. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... The Daily Press is a newspaper published in Newport News, Virginia. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... The Daily Progress is the sole daily paper in the vicinity of Charlottesville, Virginia. ... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762  - Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... For other uses, see the New Republic disambiguation page. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...

In 2004, he correctly predicted the outcome of 525 of the 530 political races, missing only one House race, one Senate race, one governor's race, and two states in the Electoral College. An electoral college is a set of electors, who are empowered as a deliberative body to elect a candidate to a particular office. ...

In 2006, Sabato predicted that the Democrats would gain 29 seats in the House of Representatives and 6 seats in the Senate, which would provide them with a majority in both houses. Sabato's prediction that the Dems would win back both houses proved correct and his Senate predictions were exactly correct while in the House, Democrats gained 30 seats, just one more than Sabato's predictions. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the...


  • Barnes, Lindsay. "Life of Larry: How Sabato faces the election." The Hook. November 2, 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2006. [4]

Sources and External links

  • Center for Politics bio
  • Sabato's Crystal Ball
  • Profile of Sabato in The Hook weekly
  • 2004 predictions

  Results from FactBites:
Rebutting Larry Sabato's "Hillary Dilema" | TPMCafe (1033 words)
Earlier this week, Larry J. Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia's Center For Politics, focused his Crystal Ball column on Hillary Clinton's weaknesses in her race for the White House in 2008.
Now I like Larry Sabato, and I read his column often and enjoyed the latest book he edited, but I found this column to be a pretty inaccurate and biased piece.
Larry Sabato has every right to raise fair points about Hillary Clinton's potential stumbling blocks in 2008, and there are some.
Larry Sabato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
Larry J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.
A 1974 graduate of the University of Virginia, Sabato graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in government before studying at Princeton University.
Sabato is known for his controversial stories and excellent knowledge of the subject he teaches.
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