Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
The polls and pundits say Joe Biden will win, but they've been wrong before. So what will be the early indicators of whether Donald Trump stays or goes?
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
For the winner, it's the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.
The role of witches in society relates directly to the role of women in society. And during times of social upheaval and changes, witches represent access to women's power.
Polling is an imperfect attempt at providing insight and explanation. But the public's desire for insight and explanation about elections never ends, so polls endure despite their flaws and failures.
Polling shows Joe Biden with a large lead over Donald Trump nationally in the presidential race. But there are many ways that presidential race polling has gone wrong in the past, and could do so now.
In 2016, America's adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they've grown loathe to deal with.
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
Presidential pollsters in the US have had some embarrassing failures. Here's a catalog of those miscalls, from the scholar who literally wrote the book on them.
How Joe Biden’s Facebook campaign compares to Hillary Clinton’s at this point in 2016 – and how Donald Trump is doing on the social media platform.
The closer to the election you can drop a bombshell, the better, right? Not necessarily.
Russian interference deeply marked the 2016 American presidential election. Four years later, let's analyze the form and impact of disinformation coming from Russia.
A politician who wields a comeback with skill can use it as both a bludgeon and a shield, damaging the opponent without hurting their own popularity with voters.
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
There was a time when well-known journalists resented preelection polls and didn’t mind saying so. One even said he felt “secret glee and relief when the polls go wrong.” Why did they feel this way?
Why are women and people of colour under-represented in politics? Part of the problem is strategic discrimination, or concern about other people's biases.
The polls are predicting a comfortable win for Joe Biden over Donald Trump. But if this election sees the same polling errors as in 2016, Trump’s chances of re-election are higher than we think.
The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation's highest office has shifted over the centuries.
Political conventions used to pick presidential nominees in private. Now the public picks the nominee and then the party has a big party at the convention, writes a scholar of US elections.