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 At Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Madonna is Director of the
Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, and
Director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll. He joined F&M
in May 2004.
 For more than 30 years, Madonna has taught and written about his
two academic specialties: the American presidency, and American
political parties and political behavior. As a pollster in recent years,
he has written extensively about voters and voting behavior. He holds
a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Delaware.
 Before joining the faculty at Franklin and Marshall, Dr. Madonna was
Professor and Chair of the Government Department and headed the
Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Millersville University.
 Director and Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s
Harrisburg-based evening division, Master of Governmental
Administration Program, 1980-1986. He administered the evening
division graduate program of approximately 125 graduate students
pursuing advanced degrees in government.
 Madonna founded the Keystone Poll in 1992, the oldest survey
produced exclusively in Pennsylvania. In 2008, the Keystone Poll
was renamed the Franklin and Marshall College Poll. In this
capacity, he is the pollster for the Philadelphia Daily News, Times-
Shamrock Newspapers, WPVI-ABC6 (Philadelphia), WGAL-TV
(Lancaster), Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive, LNP, The Pittsburgh
Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), and The Reading Eagle -
media partners for the poll. He has also polled for KYW-TV

(Philadelphia), Fox, 29-TV (Philadelphia), CN8-The Comcast

Network, WITF-TV (Harrisburg).
 In 2008, Franklin and Marshall College began a partnership with
Hearst TV to conduct national polls. Hearst owns 26 television
stations, manages two others, and owns two radio stations. Madonna
directs the poll.
 He is also the host of Pennsylvania Newsmakers, a weekly statewide
news and commentary program. He co-writes (with Michael Young)
a bi-weekly political commentary column, “Politically Uncorrected,”
originally for and later for, the state’s
leading political website. The column appears in many state and
national newspapers and frequently appears on two national websites: and
 He is a regular analyst for WGAL-TV (Lancaster/Harrisburg).
Madonna is a regular panelist on WPVI’s-TV (Philadelphia)
commentary program, Inside Story. He is a frequent guest on many
talk radio programs throughout the state and nation. He has also
provided election coverage for WHYY-TV, public television in
Philadelphia, WPVI-TV (Philadelphia), The Pennsylvania Cable
Network, and WITF-TV. Madonna was also a regular panelist on The
Peoples’ Business, a weekly news and commentary show broadcast
throughout Pennsylvania on public television during the 1990’s.
 A frequent political analyst and public affair's commentator,
Madonna has also provided analysis to the New York Times, the
Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal,
U.S.A.Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, the
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Christian Science Monitor, National
Public Radio, CNN, ABC News and CBS News, to name a few.
Madonna has appeared on CNN's Inside Politics, CBS News, ABC
News, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC News. He has also
contributed to political web sites for MSNBC, the Hill Newspaper,
RealClearPolitics, Stateline, and Fox News.