2020 Elections

Is There a Catholic Vote and Does It Matter?

Catholics are the largest religious group in the United States comprising roughly 23% of the population. While they are concentrated in the Northeast, there are also sizable populations of Catholics throughout the upper Midwest (the […]

2020 Elections

Campaigning in a Crisis: Political Communication and Rhetoric during COVID-19

Political analysts and commentators have frequently described Donald Trump’s political communication and rhetoric as unprecedented. Yet during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Trump’s communication and rocky relationship with the press has come under new scrutiny. […]

2016 Elections

What You Need To Know About Election Polls

The surprising outcome of the 2016 presidential election led many people to question the credibility of public opinion polling. That’s a fair question, considering so many polls suggested Hillary Clinton would win the election. Twelve of the thirteen final national […]