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Second Term Presidents: Obama’s Legacy

November 5, 2012

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American’s are finalizing their decision on who will become the next President but it is worth considering what this election means for Obama. Can he achieve a second term and what does it mean if he does not? Incumbents have an inherent advantage when it comes to re-election and Presidents have a fairly high success […]

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Voting in Advanced Polls… Scepticism about its Meaning

April 27, 2011

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The dramatic (35% increase over the last election) in the number of voters who cast their ballots at the advanced polls plays very well into a story about how the election has energized the public and engaged them in our democracy. While this could account for a small proportion of the increase, a caution is […]

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The Kind of Campaign that Makes You Think They Don’t Matter

April 20, 2011

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The poll results today (the definitive Nanos tracking) tell us that nothing has happened in this campaign. The parties remain in the same order and with almost the same share of decided voters as they did when the campaign was launched. As much as the media hang on every movement in the polls (and hope […]

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