Political Polls

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    Vanderbilt Unity Poll reveals a Trump conviction could significantly impact centrist voters

    Americans overwhelmingly feel that their political systems do not represent them, including compromise on abortion, and they are not confident the American political system accurately reflects their will, according to the latest quarterly Vanderbilt Unity Poll measuring Americans’ unity and beliefs on government and democracy. Read More

    Jan 11, 2024

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    Trump not elected by the working class, researchers say

    President Trump was not elected by white working-class voters, say two researchers who consulted data from the American National Election Studies. Read More

    Jun 30, 2017

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    Find out Oct. 6 how Clinton and Trump are faring in Tennessee

    A new Vanderbilt Poll will be released Oct. 6 to show how the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is shaping up in Tennessee. Read More

    Sep 29, 2016

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    The power of a provocative political ad

    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… Read More

    Nov 23, 2011

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    How media coverage of campaign advertising influences election results

    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… Read More

    Nov 23, 2011

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    How to make a political poll fair

    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… Read More

    Nov 23, 2011

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    The power of polls and the influence they have on lawmaking

    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… Read More

    Nov 22, 2011