I am a Ph.D candidate in political science at Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate fellow in the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. My research focuses on public opinion and Congress. In particular, I am interested in how the interactions between political elites and voters affect perceptions and expectations of representation. 

Please see my research page for brief summaries of various projects I'm currently undertaking. My research makes heavy use of The American Panel Survey (TAPS). TAPS is a monthly online survey of a national probability sample from a panel of about 2,000 adults in the United States adminstered by the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University. Papers I have co-authored using this database have been discussed by The Atlantic, Pacific StandardAndrew Sullivan's The Dish, The Globe and Mail, Fortuneand The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. I have also co-authored a guest post on the popular Monkey Cage operated by the Washington Post.

Patrick Tucker



Email: ptucker@wustl.edu

Cell: 314-608-8592

Office: 187 Seigle Hall



Campus Box 1063

One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130