2016 Elections

Party versus Faction in the Reformed Presidential Nomination System

Party versus Faction in the Reformed Presidential Nomination System Marty Cohen, James Madison University David Karol, University of Maryland Hans Noel, (@ProfHansNoel), Georgetown University John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles Political scientists have devoted vastly more attention to general […]

2016 Elections

Please Clap: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates

Please Clap: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates Patrick A. Stewart, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville Austin D. Eubanks, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville Jason Miller, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville The 2016 Republican Party presidential primary debates were […]

2016 Elections

A Not-So-Calamitous Compact–A Response to DeWitt and Schwartz

A Not-So-Calamitous Compact–A Response to DeWitt and Schwartz by John R. Koza, National Popular Vote (@natlpopularvote) The author of the National Popular Vote interstate compact refutes criticisms raised by opponents Darin DeWitt and Thomas Schwartz.  The […]

2016 Elections

A Calamitous Compact

A Calamitous Compact Darin DeWitt, California State University, Long Beach Thomas Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (joined so far by ten states and D.C.) would replace the current presidential-election system, […]

2016 Elections

Twitter Taunts and Tirades: Negative Campaigning in the Age of Trump

Twitter Taunts and Tirades: Negative Campaigning in the Age of Trump Justin H. Gross, (@justinhgross), University of Massachusetts, Amherst Kaylee T. Johnson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst What drives candidates to “go negative” and against which opponents? Using a […]

2016 Elections

Definitely Not Moralistic: State Political Culture and Support for Donald Trump in the Race for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

Definitely Not Moralistic: State Political Culture and Support for Donald Trump in the Race for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination by Patrick I. Fisher, Seton Hall University This study analyzes the important role state political culture […]

2016 Elections

Harry Potter and the Deathly Donald

Harry Potter and the Deathly Donald by Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania In this study, I examine the relevance of Harry Potter consumption–whether reading Harry Potter books or viewing Harry Potter movies–to attitudes toward Donald […]

2016 Elections

Social Desirability, Hidden Biases, and Support for Hillary Clinton

Social Desirability, Hidden Biases, and Support for Hillary Clinton  Ryan L. Claassen, Kent State University John Barry Ryan, (@ryanbq), Stony Brook University An emerging consensus suggests that women are underrepresented in government because of biases in the […]