When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
A survey of voters shows white racial identity is on the rise. Psychologists explain how it's affecting the presidential election and how it will change American politics of the future.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
How white Republicans and white Democrats feel about Muslims is influencing their candidate choice as well as willingness to vote in the 2016 election.
While it's hard to separate fact from hysteria when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, here are some expert voices to explain some of the candidates' proposals on the health care law.
Trump had one last chance to rescue his flagging campaign. He blew it.
In his final debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump refused to promise he will accept the outcome of the election.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The US presidential debates have been largely silent on climate, but it wasn't always the case.
It's easy to forget that in 1992, the Clintons railed spectacularly against the status quo. Fortunately, it's all on film.
Race to the White House - Episode #6.
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This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at the history and importance of public opinion polls, as well as previewing the third and final presidential debate.
Candidates and campaigns are analyzing voters endlessly this election season. But the internet allows us to turn the tables and obtain a wide variety of data about them, too.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
People tend to assume that most papers have an inherent bias, so a group of economists looked at what happens when there's a surprise pick.
Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
New data from researchers at Brandeis University suggest that the Jewish vote is important in key Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida counties.
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
Republicans want voter ID laws. Democrats want more access to the ballot. Why do we have to choose?