Charles Franklin was the co-developer of Pollster.com where he created the graphics and Pollster's "Trend Estimator". His work at Pollster (with Mark Blumenthal) became a widely cited source of non-partisan analysis of polling trends, winning the "Innovator's Award'' in 2007 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research, cited by the New York Times Magazine as one of the ``Year in Ideas of 2008'' and picked by Edward Tufte for best visualization of the 2008 election. Pollster.com was named by Time Magazine one of the "50 Best Websites of 2009."
Franklin currently tweets as @PollsAndVotes
His academic research focuses on advanced statistical and graphical analysis of public opinion and election outcomes. Franklin has served on numerous scientific boards, including the National Election Study. He and co-author Liane Kosaki received the "Lasting Contribution Award" in 2009 from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association for their work on the Supreme Court and public opinion. He is past president of the Society for Political Methodology, and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2009.