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Video: Panel discussion: Election 2012 and the Congressional “Lame Duck”: What’s at Stake?

Oct. 15, 2012—Watch video of a lunchtime panel discussion on “Election 2012 and the Congressional ‘Lame Duck’: What’s at Stake?”. The panel, hosted by Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, will be moderated by Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs, and will feature: John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, professor...

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Oct. 15 panel will discuss possible effects of 2012 election

Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions will host a lunchtime panel discussing “Election 2012 and the Congressional ‘Lame Duck’: What’s at Stake?” on Monday, Oct. 15. The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Multipurpose Room 235. Lunch will be...

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Tenn. legislature should focus on economy: Vanderbilt Poll

May. 20, 2012—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that there is a divide between the priorities of state lawmakers and the citizens they serve.

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VUCast Newscast: Provocative Politics

Mar. 9, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Provocative Politics: the power of a sensational ad See the Civil War through the eyes of those who stayed at home Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine goes hip hop

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Vanderbilt Poll: Santorum leading Republican candidate in Tennessee

Feb. 26, 2012—Rick Santorum is the favored candidate in Tennessee as the state approaches its Super Tuesday primary election March 6, according to a new poll from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt experts discuss hot-button issues tied to GOP presidential debates

Jan. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss negative campaigning, religious bias among candidates, patriotism and the Bible, the GOP's stance on immigration and how to eliminate bias in political polling.

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21st Century Democracy: Opening Up The Political Process To All Voters

Dec. 2, 2011—Watch video of a forum discussing a new nominating process for 2012 presidential election. Americans Elect is providing voters the opportunity to directly nominate a presidential candidate outside the two-party system for the 2012 presidential election. Through AmericansElect.org, every registered voter can sign up to become a delegate and participate. This election, voters can pick a...

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Vanderbilt hosts Nov. 29 forum on opening up the political process

Nov. 28, 2011—Americans Elect is participating in a panel discussion hosted by Vanderbilt University 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at The First Amendment Center.

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The power of a provocative political ad

Nov. 23, 2011—How powerful can a provocative political ad be to a presidential election, whether the ad is accurate or not? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains how a controversial ad, whether accurate or not, can greatly influence an election. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua...

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How media coverage of campaign advertising influences election results

Nov. 23, 2011—How the media covers campaign advertising can influence election results. Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains his research on the 2004 “swift boat” ads and how media coverage impacted the election. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua Clinton >> Visit election VU to find...

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How to make a political poll fair

Nov. 23, 2011—How do unbiased pollsters make a political poll fair? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton is an expert on political polls. He explains some of the science behind creating polls. View 2012 election expertise information for Josh Clinton >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt...

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The power of polls and the influence they have on lawmaking

Nov. 22, 2011—How powerful are political polls? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton is an expert on political polls. He explains how polls not only influence an election, but almost every decision a lawmaker makes. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua D. Clinton >> Visit ElectionVU to...

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