Presidential Election

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    Post-Election 2016: Beyond the headlines

    Vanderbilt professors John Geer, Efrén Pérez and Tracy Sharpley-Whiting discuss the 2016 presidential election. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

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    Election 2016: Second presidential debate reviewed

    Professor of Political Science John Geer, a leading expert on presidential elections, takes a look at the volatile second presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Read More

    Oct. 11, 2016

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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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    CNN/Facebook Campaign Camper to make Vanderbilt stop Dec. 4

    The CNN/Facebook Campaign Camper, a specially designed Airstream trailer complete with a video booth, will make a stop on Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Lawn from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Read More

    Nov. 25, 2015

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    Daily Beast: Were the Romney and Obama TV ads a total waste?

    They spent a total of $1 billion on TV ads, but most were instantly forgettable—and none swayed opinion. Next time, writes John G. Geer, make the ads memorable. Read More

    Nov. 13, 2012

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    Anti-Obama attack ad finally earns Romney points among independent voters

    One of Mitt Romney’s latest campaign commercials against President Barack Obama seems to be hitting a nerve among independent voters, data from the Vanderbilt/YouGov Ad Rating Project shows. Read More

    Aug. 21, 2012

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    Romney foreign policy would not be focused on Israel and Middle East

    As a Mormon, Mitt Romney’s religious beliefs have a basis on the American continent.  Assistant Professor of Religious History Kathleen Flake explains how that might affect the Middle East and Israel. View 2012 election expertise information for Kathleen Flake>> Visit ElectionVU to find all Vanderbilt experts on… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2012

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    VUCast Newscast: Louder Than a Bomb

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam changed a Vandy student’s life How the GOP can attract Latino voters … Read More

    Feb. 10, 2012

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    The role the immigration debate will play through the election cycle

    The tenor of the immigration debate will probably change as the candidates get closer to the general election. Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why the immigration debate is likely to evolve. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit ElectionVU to find all Vanderbilt… Read More

    Nov. 28, 2011

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    What’s wrong with our current immigration policy?

    Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains what  he thinks is wrong with our current immigration policy and the immigration debate. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>… 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

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    Consequences of too many political appointees

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2011

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    Battle royale for Republican nomination

    The long list of Republican presidential candidates continue to duke it out in the debates. Soon they will be heading to the earlier than usual primaries in January 2012.  Professor of Political Science Bruce Oppenheimer says things are still looking good for Mitt Romney. View 2012 election expertise information… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

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    And the Next President Is……

    Who will be our next President?  A lot depends on what happens to our ailing economy between now and election day. But, presidential historian Thomas Schwartz says another factor will depend on which candidate has the clearest vision for success. View 2012 election expertise information for Thomas Schwartz >>… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

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    Campaign Spending to the Max

    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… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011

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    Attack Ads: Media Beware

    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… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011