Faculty & Staff
Senior Fellow for the Study of Self-Governance
Tenure at King's: October 2016 - Present
Wake Forest University
Scott Rasmussen is president of the Rasmussen Media Group and a Senior Fellow at The King’s College in New York City. He is currently guiding development of an Institute for Community Driven Solutions, housed at King’s.
Rasmussen, a familiar face on television news programs, spent two decades as one of the world’s leading public opinion pollsters. The Wall Street Journal calls him “a key player in the contact sport of politics.” The Washington Post adds that Scott is a “driving force in American politics.”
A serial entrepreneur, Scott is the founder of Rasmussen Reports, co-founder of ESPN, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and syndicated columnist.
Working with the Institute for Community Driven Solutions, Scott has recently launched a new website, PoliticsHasFailed.com. Like most Americans, Rasmussen believes our nation’s political system is badly broken. Unlike most, however, he is very optimistic about America’s future. That positive tone is evident both on the site and in a forthcoming book, Politics Has Failed: America Will Not.
Scott draws hope from the 65 million volunteers and 22 million entrepreneurs who routinely meet society’s needs with pragmatic solutions. He envisions a massive campaign of community problem solving to address the challenges facing our nation. This all-hands-on-board approach draws upon the strength of communities, families, businesses, churches, charities, sports teams, civic clubs, and neighbors who are working together to create a better world.
Rasmussen shows that governing involves far more than government. In fact, every organization and relationship has a vital role to play in governing society. Ultimately, it’s not about politics. It’s about figuring out the best way we can work together to find solutions.
Community problem solving, fueled by the digital revolution and inspired by the Millennial Generation, is poised to overcome our failed system of politics and government. “We may not be able to make our political system work better,” Rasmussen says, “but that won’t stop us from making society better.”
Scott did his first radio commercial at the age of 7 and made his national television debut at 20. A career highlight was serving as emcee for hockey legend Gordie Howe’s 50th birthday celebration. Howe had been Scott’s childhood idol.
Scott graduated with a degree in history from DePauw University and earned his M.B.A. at Wake Forest University.