Voters are primarily partisans, and they respond to party signals -- even when they claim otherwise.
President Trump solicited foreign help for his presidential campaign. So did presidential candidate Richard Nixon. The difference, writes scholar Ken Hughes, is that Nixon was more skilled at it.
A quirk of mathematics gives voters in some small states, like Rhode Island and Nebraska, an extra edge over voters in other states. This happens not only in the US, but in other countries, too.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Proroguing the parliament for five weeks at a crucial time may prove to be a masterstroke in ensuring a no-deal Brexit.
TV has long been the golden goose of political advertising – the one who spends the most wins. That's over, and it's a new era of digital advertising. No one's done it better than Donald Trump.
Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Extending the provincial vote to expatriates from Newfoundland and Labrador could make make for a more vibrant democracy.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
Encouraging people to vote involves changing the discourse. Guilt trips are ineffective.
In 26 attempts, no African American has ever defeated an incumbent U.S. senator or governor.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
LGBT Americans under 24 are more likely to volunteer, sign petitions and attend rallies and demonstrations.
The Supreme Court has issued what's likely to be its final word on partisan gerrymandering, saying it's a political issue, not a legal one. That means reform lies in the hands of voters.
Collaborations between the government, communities, and social media platforms are essential to establish a successful national digital literacy movement
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.