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Delton T. Daigle

Associate Professor
Delton T. Daigle



Research Hall Room 361, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030




Dr. Daigle is a 2010 PhD graduate of The Ohio State University where his dissertation examined the effects of ambient political information, particularly public opinion polls, on driving support for candidates (the “bandwagon effect”) in Canada and the US. Recent research Dr. Daigle’s recent book (2019) “Populism, Nativism, and Uncertainty” examines the 2017 elections in the UK, France, and Germany. He is under contract with his publisher to write a revised examination of these themes across a broader set of countries for publication in late summer / early fall of 2020. Additionally Daigle continues to write extensively on the state of teaching in the discipline, chairing multiple panels and workshops – particularly writing about how to improve research methods training to undergraduate majors. Daigle has been involved in numerous impactful surveys recently, for example designing a survey (with Stefan Toeplar) that has been widely cited by the GAO in calling for reform of the banking constraints on State Department sympathetic non-profits. More recently, he partnered with the Smithsonian Magazine and Stars and Stripes to survey former and current active duty service members deployed by the American military in a 2018 Veterans Day Poll. Daigle is also currently under contract with Sage/CQ Press to develop an all new research methods text book and additional materials, expected out in late 2020 or early 2021.

Dr. Daigle currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political research methodology and an undergraduate course in political psychology. Dr. Daigle also has an MA in Political Science (American, Methods) with a graduate specialization in survey research from The Ohio State University in 2005, an MA in Political Science from McGill University (2002), and a BA in Political Science from Brock University (1996).

Areas of Research

  • Elections
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Psychology
  • American Politics
  • Canadian Politics
  • Survey Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods