John Hudak

John Hudak is deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies. His research examines questions of presidential power in the contexts of administration, personnel, and public policy. Additionally, he focuses on campaigns and elections, legislative-executive interaction, and state and federal marijuana policy. | View Full Bio

  • In the News

    If [Puerto Rico] became a state, it would gain seats in the House—that could be offset by expanding the size of the House so Republican states got more members. But there's no solution to the two Democratic Senators they'd send, and there's no Congressional remedy to offset that. That, and they'd get additional electoral college votes. Those are the dealbreakers.

    November 7, 2012, John Hudak, U.S. News & World Report
  • Expert Q & A | John Hudak

    What Polling Really Tells Us

    November 5, 2012

  • In the News

    If the president could get something from Congress on a compromise, he might take that, but instead, since he’s not getting much of anything from Capitol Hill, he essentially is taking everything he wants, and the unilateral actions let him do that in a pretty substantial way.

    October 29, 2012, John Hudak, The Washington Times
  • In the News

    It is unlikely [Obama] convinced many swing voters to 'unswing,' but he certainly generated greater voter enthusiasm among Democrats, which—when combined with Biden's performance in his debate—will begin to show up in polls, will change 'Likely Voter' models, and will result in the president picking up a few points.

    October 17, 2012, John Hudak, ABC News
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    What fundraising and appearances with celebrities can do is make up for the voter enthusiasm gap that is starting to rear its head...Celebrity endorsements don't change minds; they change hearts and motivate people to turn out who might not have turned out to vote.

    October 11, 2012, John Hudak, UPI
  • In the News

    [Romney] took control early on. He had really solid answers to very difficult questions, something he needed to do to stay alive in the presidential race...By the end of [the] debate, the president was finding his groove, hitting the right talking points, making the right distinctions between his ideas and Romney's.

    October 4, 2012, John Hudak, The Epoch Times