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Released: 28-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Ask the expert: What a 2nd Trump term could mean for democracy and advancing policy
Michigan State University

Erica Frantz is an associate professor of political science in Michigan State University’s Department of Political Science in the College of Social Science. Frantz answers questions about why personalist parties are a concern for democracy, looking at examples throughout history and one that has emerged today: Trump’s Republican Party.

Newswise: Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Virginia Tech

The Republican race for a candidate to take on President Joe Biden in November’s election continues to be a two-person show, with Saturday’s South Carolina primary the latest stage. Virginia Tech political expert Caitlin Jewitt answers questions about the shape of the race through the South Carolina primary, the Super Tuesday contest on March 5, and beyond.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
2024 presidential and Michigan state elections: MSU experts can comment on wide range of issues
Michigan State University

The 2024 presidential election is in full swing. As President Joe Biden is set to cruise to the Democratic nomination and former President Donald Trump is likely poised to receive the Republican nomination, 2024 is setting up to be a rematch of 2020.

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Released: 15-Feb-2024 11:15 AM EST
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: Presidential Primaries Expert Panel with South Carolina Political Scientists
Newswise

Political Science experts from Furman University will speak and answer questions from the media on South Carolina politics leading up to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election.

Newswise: FAU and Mainstreet Research Poll Shows Trump Leading Haley Comfortably in South Carolina GOP Primary
Released: 13-Feb-2024 4:30 PM EST
FAU and Mainstreet Research Poll Shows Trump Leading Haley Comfortably in South Carolina GOP Primary
Florida Atlantic University

Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a strong lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Republican primary ahead of the 2024 election, according to a new poll released today by the FAU Political Communication and Public Opinion Research Lab (PolCom Lab) and Mainstreet Research.

Newswise: Future of U.S.-China relations depends on U.S. presidential election and China's expansion into Global South
Released: 13-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Future of U.S.-China relations depends on U.S. presidential election and China's expansion into Global South
University of Notre Dame

For more than a decade, China has invested heavily in the economic development of countries collectively known as the Global South. More recently, China has demonstrated that its ambitions are growing beyond the economic realm and extending into the geopolitical sphere. This shift carries implications not only for the developing countries that are the beneficiaries of China’s investment, but also for the United States and other developed democracies, said a scholar at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Reveals Immigration and Incivility Key Issues for Voters
Released: 13-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Reveals Immigration and Incivility Key Issues for Voters
Florida Atlantic University

Immigration and incivility are two major issues that continue to inform voter behavior and expectations in U.S. politics and the 2024 the presidential election, according to the latest national poll by the FAU Political Communication and Public Opinion Research Lab (PolCom Lab) and Mainstreet Research.

Newswise: AACN Announces 2024 Election Results for its Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
Released: 12-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST
AACN Announces 2024 Election Results for its Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2024 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

Newswise: Haran and Saif elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Released: 8-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Haran and Saif elected to the National Academy of Engineering
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Kiruba Haran, who is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Grainger Endowed Director’s Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, and Taher Saif, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor in mechanical science and engineering, were elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Released: 6-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Can Trump Legally Be President?
University of Chicago

The latest episode of the University of Chicago podcast Big Brains features leading legal scholar William Baude discussing his argument that former President Trump is barred from holding office under Section 3 of the 14th amendment.

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Released: 31-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Michigan Ross Professor Jerry Davis Examines Polarizing Voter Sentiments During First Three Months of the Michigan Ross-Financial Times Poll
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Announced in October 2023, Michigan Ross and the Financial Times are partnering on a monthly poll to track how American voters perceive financial and economic issues in the lead-up to the 2024 US presidential election. The poll will run for 12 months leading up to the election.

Released: 24-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Examining Trump v. Anderson: A conversation with law professor Derek Muller
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Law School Professor Derek T. Muller discusses the Supreme Court case that will determine whether the Colorado Supreme Court erred in its order to exclude former president Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential primary ballot.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
MSU expert: What an earlier primary means for Michigan and the 2024 election
Michigan State University

The 2024 presidential election is underway with the first contests being Iowa and New Hampshire. While Iowa holds caucuses, New Hampshire holds an open primary — illustrating that the way states assign their delegates isn’t always the same.

 
Newswise: GOP presidential race: Political experts look to New Hampshire primary and beyond
Released: 18-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
GOP presidential race: Political experts look to New Hampshire primary and beyond
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech political experts Karen Hult and Caitlin Jewitt provided perspectives on what the results of the 2024 Iowa Republican caucuses could spell for the Jan. 23 Republican primary in New Hampshire and the race overall.

Released: 16-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST
What U.S. legislators do when they can’t pass laws
Ohio State University

The 118th Congress passed fewer than 30 new laws in 2023, the least in decades. But that doesn’t necessarily mean U.S. representatives weren’t finding other ways to get things done. A recent book uses newly uncovered data to explore how lawmakers work through federal agencies to accomplish their goals – without the necessity of passing laws.

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Released: 18-Dec-2023 8:05 PM EST
Public opinion polls may not be as straightforward as you think
Dartmouth College

Public opinion polls are often considered "the will of the people" but a new study on the role of polls in South Korea shows that they may not always be that transparent.

Newswise: David Kaplan Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Released: 18-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
David Kaplan Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Tufts University

David Kaplan, the Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Newswise: National Academy of Inventors honors SMU professor J.-C. Chiao as fellow
Released: 12-Dec-2023 10:00 AM EST
National Academy of Inventors honors SMU professor J.-C. Chiao as fellow
Southern Methodist University

J.-C. Chiao, the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Newswise: New Poll: Over Half of Young People Extremely Likely to Vote; Youth Focused on the Economy Ahead of 2024 Election
Released: 29-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
New Poll: Over Half of Young People Extremely Likely to Vote; Youth Focused on the Economy Ahead of 2024 Election
Tufts University

Almost a year away from the 2024 presidential election, a majority of young people consider themselves extremely likely to vote. Overall, young people remain more supportive of a Democratic candidate and are concerned about major issues like the cost of living, gun violence, and climate change. These takeaways and trends come from the CIRCLE Pre-2024 Election Youth Survey conducted by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the preeminent nonpartisan research center on youth civic engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

27-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Psychological science can help counter spread of misinformation, says APA report
American Psychological Association (APA)

Debunking, “prebunking,” nudging and teaching digital literacy are several of the more effective ways to counter misinformation, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association.

Released: 28-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
GW Politics Poll Finds Americans Concerned about Biden's Leadership and Age, Trump's Moral Character
George Washington University

A new George Washington University Politics Poll shows significant liabilities for U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump heading into the 2024 election.

 
Newswise: Political rhetoric changes views on democratic principles, study finds
Released: 25-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Political rhetoric changes views on democratic principles, study finds
University of Notre Dame

Although previous research has indicated that political rhetoric does not undermine support for democracy as a system of government, a new study from Matthew E.K. Hall, the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Professor of Constitutional Studies, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, shows that some of that rhetoric reduces support for certain basic principles of American democracy.

Newswise: House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
Released: 6-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
California State University, Fullerton

The ousting of U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California from his House speaker post this week is the latest challenge to the country’s democratic norms and institutions. McCarthy is the first speaker to be removed this way, thanks to a group of ultraconservative House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, joining Democrats in voting to get rid of McCarthy.

Released: 5-Sep-2023 12:10 PM EDT
Faster postal service linked to better voter turnout
Washington State University

A more efficient U.S. Postal Service can increase voter turnout in all states regardless of their mail voting laws, according to a Washington State University study.

Newswise: Trump’s mug shot expression was a calculated move for his presidential campaign strategy, says experts
Released: 25-Aug-2023 2:35 PM EDT
Trump’s mug shot expression was a calculated move for his presidential campaign strategy, says experts
Virginia Tech

For the first time in United States history, a former president has their mug shot taken and released to the public in connection to criminal charges. Donald Trump surrendered at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia last night and was booked on felony charges alleging he participated in a criminal conspiracy to illegally overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia.

Released: 24-Aug-2023 1:45 PM EDT
Why do some politicians cling to power after electoral defeat?
University of Auckland

What effect do election processes, protests, social media, electoral rules, integrity, and voter outcomes have on an incumbent's decision to respect an election result or fight to retain office?

23-Aug-2023 7:05 AM EDT
SLU/YouGov Poll: Voters Weigh Issues Around the 2024 Presidential Election, Schools, LGBTQ Issues
Saint Louis University

The August 2023 SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about issues facing the Missouri legislature and their opinions about the 2024 presidential election, schools, and LGBTQ issues. At least 63% of voters believe transgender minors should not be able to receive medical care such as hormone treatment, puberty blockers, or gender-affirming surgery.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:40 PM EDT
MSU expert: How to get responses from your legislator
Michigan State University

When constituents contact their legislators about an issue - whether that is because they agree or oppose an issue - they may not always get a response from their representative or senator.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Election experts from DePaul University available to discuss key 2024 campaign topics
DePaul University

Just 15 months away from Election Day 2024, campaigns for the presidency and Senate are well underway. More than a dozen Republican presidential candidates are jockeying to advance out of the primary and into the general election, while several key Senate seats are up for grabs. With the first Republican presidential debate set for Aug. 23, DePaul University experts are available to discuss campaign and debate strategy.

Newswise: What to know about the state of voting rights ahead of 2024
Released: 26-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT
What to know about the state of voting rights ahead of 2024
DePaul University

As the anniversary of the landmark civil-rights legislation approaches on August 6, Manoj Mate, an associate professor with DePaul University College of Law, discusses the details and implications of these recent court rulings for the 2024 elections and the broader challenges facing voters.

Released: 17-Jul-2023 2:35 PM EDT
‘Writ of Mandamus’ a Readily Available Tool to Address Election Disputes, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

A new research paper from Notre Dame Law School Professor Derek T. Muller, points to a tool that is already available for courts to handle election subversion — the writ of mandamus.

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here
Newswise

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

       


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