2024 Election Hub


Welcome to GSPM's Election Hub

Get the scoop on GSPM's 2024 election activities at our one-stop clearinghouse. We invite you to browse the hub and check back frequently for insights and analysis from our expert faculty. Don't miss our media coverage, political podcast episodes, polling data, voting resources, upcoming events, and more.

Todd Belt, Professor & Program Director of Political Management welcomes visitors to the hub.



At the forefront of 2024 election conversations stands the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), the first school of applied politics. Proudly celebrating its 35th anniversary, GSPM provides a platform for insightful discussions and offers real-time analysis and commentary on breaking news and legal developments. Doing so sheds light on how these events shape voters' minds, empowering them with knowledge and understanding.


GSPM's Political Footprint

Four blocks from the White House.

GSPM is the world’s first and foremost school of applied politics, communications, and advocacy.

#1 school for students and alumni working as Congressional Staffers on Capitol Hill (LegiStorm).

More than 4,500 GSPM alumni in 40 nations.





The concept of bipartisanship is gradually diminishing, and this decline holds immense significance. As we approach the 2024 election, it becomes increasingly crucial to emphasize the values of transparency and engagement. These principles serve as the bedrock of a thriving democracy, fostering trust and ensuring the active participation of citizens in the decision-making process.

Moreover, engagement plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the voices of all citizens are heard. It encourages active participation in the political process, enabling individuals to express their concerns, aspirations, and values. By engaging with one another, citizens can bridge the gaps that divide us, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose.

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GSPM Faculty Experts Provide Election Insights 

Our full-time faculty are seasoned researchers studying the latest tools, techniques, and strategies that are making an impact in the fields of politics, communications, and advocacy. They've also spent time in politics as Congressional staffers, White House appointees, lobbyists, and campaign professionals. They are frequently contacted by leading media organizations for their thoughts on communication, economic, foreign policy and political matters. 

Todd Belt

Dr. Todd Belt

Todd Belt is the director of the Political Management Program at GSPM. Belt is an expert on the presidency, campaigns and elections, mass media and politics, public opinion, and political humor.

Belt is co-author of four books and helps to run GW’s political poll, which recently shared new findings.

Expertise: Election & General Politics

Casey Burgat

Dr. Casey Burgat

Casey Burgat, Legislative Affairs Program Director and Associate Professor at GSPM is an expert on Congressional capacity and reform. Burgat co-authored Congress Explained: Representation and Lawmaking in the First Branch.

He hosts Mastering the Room, a bite-sized political podcast from GSPM.

Expertise: Congress

Matt Dallek

Dr. Matt Dallek

Matt Dallek, a professor at GSPM, is a political historian with expertise in the intersection of social crises and political transformation, the evolution of the modern conservative movement, and liberalism and its critics.

Along with four co-authored books, Dallek is the author of Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right.

Expertise: Election & General Politics, Extremism, Conservatism


For media inquiries, please reach out to Shannon Mitchell, Media Relations Specialist, at [email protected]


Why the 2024 U.S. Election is So Important

The 2024 election stands as a pivotal moment in shaping the future trajectory of our nation. With pressing issues at the forefront, the outcome will profoundly impact generations to come. Equipping students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical frameworks, GSPM cultivates a new generation of political professionals who are prepared to tackle the pressing issues of our time and lead with integrity and vision. 


Issues to watch include:

  • Bipartisanship
  • Engagement and Transparency
  • Swing States
  • The Economy
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Immigration
  • Control of the House and Senate
  • The Future of  Democracy in the United States


Faculty Interviews

GSPM's Casey Burgat on Election 2024: Balance of Power in Congress

GSPM's Matt Dallek on how the first debate can impact the election

GSPM’s Todd Belt on the New Hampshire Primary: Trump Wins




Mastering the Room
Political Podcast

Mastering the Room is a bite-sized podcast from GW’s Graduate School of Political Management, hosted by political analyst and professor Casey Burgat. In less time than the average morning commute, you’ll get smarter on today’s issues with information and perspectives you won’t get anywhere else.

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Voter Resources

Participating in the 2024 election is vital for shaping our nation's future. By casting your vote, you not only help shape the future of our nation, but also ensure that your voice is heard on issues important to you. Remember, every vote counts.





GSPM Political Polling Projects

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Society of Presidential Pollsters

From FDR onward to Barack Obama, Presidents of the United States have established unique and private relationships with their pollsters. The Society seeks to archive and examine the role public opinion plays in shaping decision-making strategy in the White House.

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GW Polling Project

The GW Politics Poll is a nationally recognized series of surveys conducted by YouGov and managed by GSPM, the GW School of Media and Public Affairs, and the Department of Political Science at the GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.




Events: How you can be a part of the conversation



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For media inquiries, please reach out to Shannon Mitchell, Media Relations Specialist, at [email protected]