Faculty Bios

Douglas Muzzio


  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


A specialist in American public opinion, voting behavior and city politics, Doug Muzzio has had extensive political, governmental, and media experience. He is founder, former director and current chief pollster at Baruch College Survey Research.

He currently hosts City Talk on CUNY-TV (New York), which was nominated for an Emmy award in February 2005. Muzzio has been the political analyst and on-air commentator for WABC-TV and has done polling and political analysis for ABC News, Reuters, the Associated Press, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NY1 and other local, national, and international news organizations and private firms for three decades. He is a widely-quoted analyst/commentator on city, state, and national issues.

His governmental experience includes: twice-elected trustee of the Pequannock Township (New Jersey) Board of Education; chief-of-staff to New York City Councilmember At Large Antonio Olivieri; consultant to the New York City Charter Revision Commission (1988/1989) and contributor to the 2003 and 2010 charter commissions; research director for the 1989 Dinkins mayoral campaign; consultant to City agencies and not-for-profit organizations. From 1998-2001, he developed and delivered cultural diversity training programs for the New York City Police Department and for the Administration for Children’s Services.

Muzzio is a frequent contributor at professional conferences and has published on a broad range of subjects across several disciplines.He is currently writing Decent People Shouldn’t Live Here: The Reel American City, which focuses on the images of the U.S. city in movies from their birth to the current day.

He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University.

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