Patrick Caddell

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Patrick Hayward Caddell (May 19, 1950 – February 16, 2019)[1] was an American public opinion pollster and a political commentator. He worked in the Jimmy Carter administration and in other presidential campaigns. He was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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He worked for Democratic presidential candidates George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, Gary Hart in 1984, Joe Biden in 1988, and Jerry Brown in 1992. He also worked for Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff in 2010.

Caddell was a consultant to many movies and television shows, most notably Running Mates, Air Force One, Outbreak, In the Line of Fire, and the serial drama The West Wing.

Caddell worked as a commentator for Fox News. He supported Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.[2] He lived in Jacksonville, Florida for awhile.

Caddell died on February 16, 2019, at age 68 in Charleston, South Carolina from complications of a stroke.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, Sam (February 16, 2019). "Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68". The New York Times.
  2. The Reclusive hedge-fund tycoon behind the Trump presidency, The New Yorker, Jane Mayer, March 27, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.

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