In what was supposed to be an introduction of the Republican candidates to the party and public has become a major event, which has already narrowed the field from seventeen to ten and likely will produce more winners and losers tonight.
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Polls have never been so powerful. Not only were they used to select the top ten, but even the Fox News’ placement of the candidates used the polling data to put Donald Trump in the middle with the next two ranking candidates – Jeb Bush and Scott Walker – on each side and the remaining seven in descending order.
Mr. Ciruli is the Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is an adjunct professor teaching public opinion and foreign policy. The Crossley Center conducts research and presents live and virtual programs on foreign policy, politics, public policy and public opinion.
Mr. Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from UCLA. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and is the past-president of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR (PAPOR). Mr. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies and past-president of the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Denver Athletic Club.
Mr. Ciruli is widely known to Colorado audiences as a pollster and political analyst. In 2016, Mr. Ciruli was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame.