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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans stout in support of Herman Cain

Nov. 13, 2011—Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the state’s March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.

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Former White House speechwriters, CNN Washington bureau chief to hold panel discussion at Vanderbilt University Nov. 9

Nov. 7, 2011—Professor of Political Science John Geer will moderate a panel on the challenges of speechwriting for the president of the United States with CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist and former speechwriters John McConnell and David Halperin.

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Campaign Spending to the Max

Nov. 2, 2011—If you think campaign spending during the last presidential election was a lot, you haven’t seen anything yet. Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer says this will be the first presidential race since the landmark “Citizens United” 2010 Supreme Court ruling, which ended most restrictions on donations by corporations and unions. And, that translates...

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Attack Ads: Media Beware

Nov. 2, 2011—Attack ads are already hitting the airwaves during this presidential election. John Geer, who wrote the book In Defense of Negativity which analyzes negative ads during the 1960-2004 presidential campaigns, discusses the media’s role in the attack ad wars. View 2012 election expertise information for John Geer >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt...

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VUCast: Shark Attack to Bionic Breakthrough

Oct. 21, 2011—This Week on VUCast: A shark attack victim inspires a bionic breakthrough; why political prices are going up; and making a cappella cool.    

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Larry Bartels

Oct. 3, 2011—Political scientist looks at elections and why they matter Larry Bartels, arguably the most influential political scientist of his generation, is fascinated with democracy – how it really works, who has the most influence and why the presidential primary election process has propelled one-time dark horse candidates into contenders. Much of Bartels’ research is focused...

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Political Science relocates to Ingram Commons

Aug. 9, 2011—Unpacking  what seems like an endless number of boxes has kept political science professors and staff busy the past week. The entire department has relocated to the Commons Center after completion of the 19,000-square-foot project to build out the three-year-old building’s third floor. The College of Arts and Science project enables, for the first time,...

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Controversial bills might have cost General Assembly popularity points

Jun. 19, 2011—A new poll shows the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, marked by debate on a number of controversial issues, slipped in its approval rating in the four months it was in session.

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Religious bias still hurdle for presidential candidates, study shows

Jun. 2, 2011—Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities.

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Vanderbilt Political Science to relocate to The Commons

Mar. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science will build out the third floor of The Commons Center to house the entire Department of Political Science under plans recently approved by the Board of Trust.

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Perspectives on Obama, Palin and more at Saturday University

Feb. 17, 2011—Public invited to lecture series on American politics Political experts John Geer, Dave Lewis and Alan Wiseman will speak during the spring Saturday University lecture series at Vanderbilt University. Saturday University, designed to fill the niche between the single lecture and a full degree program, offers a lecture each Saturday morning for four weeks organized...

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America’s readiness for a woman president focus of Vanderbilt political panel

Feb. 16, 2011—Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut will share insights from book Washington Post political reporter Anne Kornblut will be at Vanderbilt University’s First Amendment Center on Feb. 24 for a panel discussion of her book examining America’s readiness for a woman president. The forum “Is America Ready to Elect a Woman President? Sarah Palin and the 2012...

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