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Article ID: 691625

WVU Researcher Illuminating Gender Dynamics in 2018 Election

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University , has been selected to contribute her expertise on gender in American politics to Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project dedicated to tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics in the 2018 election.

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23-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691615

Prominent Women in Political Office Boost Female Candidates Down Ballot, New Research Finds

University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that a state with a female governor or U.S. senator will see an increase in the proportion of women seeking state legislative office by about 2 to 3 percentage points.

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22-Mar-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691542

A New Angle on Gerrymanders

University of Vermont

A University of Vermont mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland’s and California’s voting districts have been strongly tipped in favor of Democrats. The new tool could be important in the wake of two Supreme Court cases now being considered that might outlaw certain partisan gerrymanders.

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21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691130

Assaults Spiked On Trump Rally Days During 2016 Election

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a first of its kind study published online today in Epidemiology by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton rallies were not linked to any increase in assaults.

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16-Mar-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691202

PA-18 Shows Trend of Changing Voter Priorities

West Virginia University

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15-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691133

Could Anti-Trump Sentiment Mobilize African-American Voters in 2018?

University of Washington

African-American voters who dislike and feel threatened by Donald Trump and his presidency are much more likely to vote and to engage with politics, according to new research from California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Washington.

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14-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691020

While A Candidate’s Voice Pitch Sways Voters, It Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

Florida Atlantic University

Individuals with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices good or bad for democracy? A novel study is the first to address these questions.

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14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690935

Why Did Donald Trump Win? New Study Suggests Voter Values Are Key

Texas Tech University

A Texas Tech University psychologist says Trump’s ideals counted more than his party affiliation for those who supported him.

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12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 666325

Tariffs and Manufacturing Experts, Russian Relations, Fighting Fake News, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Newswise

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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9-Mar-2018 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 690783

Regional levels of Fear Associated with Trump and Brexit Votes, Psychology Study Shows

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Unlike previous elections, fear and worry played a heavy hand in both the 2016 Donald Trump and “Brexit” elections, changing the script on how personality shapes political behavior, according to an international psychological study on voting behavior.

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8-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
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