Capturing the public’s attention is about standing out in a crowd of influencers.
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Social influencers vie for public attention in a crowded market place. This makes the bold and the ruthless even more likely to opt for strategic dishonesty if it will further their interests.
Exit political stage, heading to the right.
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A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.
Our first-past-the-post electoral system works poorly when there are lots of three-way races and even some four-way races. Seats can be won with far less than a majority, meaning it’s time to revisit electoral reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
The emotions we attribute to party leaders on the basis of partisan affiliation may no longer hold sway in this federal election.
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The emotions we attach to political affiliation are shifting during this federal election. The vote may turn out to be a master class in how a party can capture the political mood and use it to its benefit.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Are these trusting Americans? People line up at an early voting location near Lincoln Center on Oct. 26, 2020, in New York.
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Democracy only works well when citizens participate in the democratic process and participate equally. But in the United States, lack of trust is eroding democracy’s promise.
Voting, the right thing to do?
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‘I don’t like the candidates,’ ‘I don’t know enough to make a decision,’ ‘I don’t want to give this election legitimacy’ – an ethicist takes on nonvoters.
Primary voters at St. Joseph Church in Dover, New Hampshire.
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Where you vote can make a difference in how you vote. Although the influence can be small, some ballots are decided by fractions of a percent.
Who’s on his list? And would it matter?
Vice presidential picks don’t have much direct effect on campaigns, but can give voters insight on a candidate’s judgment and leadership ability. Early Cabinet selections are likely to be similar.
Marijuana decriminalization won’t end arrests.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting in 2004.
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One way in which Latino voters vary is where they or their forebears came from. In states like Florida, that difference matters.
Joe and Jill Biden address the press the evening of the Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, Washington, Mississippi and North Dakota primaries.
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It is becoming clear that this election season, the Democratic Party will likely adopt a center-left agenda.
Volunteers in Iowa ahead of the Iowa caucus listening to a speaker on Jan. 25, 2020.
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Schools and colleges can teach political hope that can help citizens make better choices.
Young people have registered to vote in record numbers. Here are three things every young person can do to change the election.
Britain is once again going to the polls and encouraging people to vote may be as important as asking them to vote for a particular party.
Ever wondered why there are always so many people in the undecided column in an election poll?
Tactical voting and shifting party allegiances mean the final week could change everything.
Definitely going to ‘get Brexit done’ this time?
Research from around the world shows that UK leaders are actually better at putting their pledges into action when they win office than voters think.
Media and others prepare the stage for the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.
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Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Citizens face a barrage of polling information before an election and evidence suggests they don’t know what to do with it.
Study shows voters struggle to take media bias into account – even when they are explicitely told it’s there.