In a shocking victory predicted by almost no one, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and is the current president-elect of the United States. In the weeks leading up to the election, nearly all polls and major news sources predicted Hillary Clinton to be the winner. Even most Donald Trump supporters did not expect […]Read more "Election Night Debrief"
Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C., has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984. In an article by the New Yor Times, his model for prediction and way of thinking is explained. He formed this testing theory based on a series of analyses of elections from 1860 to 1960. It disregards […]Read more "Allan Lichtman’s Correct Predictions.. Again!"
According to The Washington Post, on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton has enough electoral votes to win the White House in their final Fix map, before voting even begins. Either candidate must get to 270 votes to win, but if Hillary Clinton wins all of the states that are traditionally Democratic or […]Read more "The Path to the Presidency"
Effects of Negative Political Advertising and Message Repetition on Candidate Evaluation by Juliana Fernandes was a great read. It talked about presidential candidates and how they run negative advertisements on their opponents. Sometimes, this can be a positive thing and benefit their campaign, but more likely than not, after a certain amount of advertisements, it […]Read more "Effects of Negative Advertising on Candidates"
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both buying commercials for tonight’s Major League Baseball World Series game between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, according to CNN Money. The Trump campaign booked three thirty-second spots, while the Clinton campaign booked two thirty-second spots and one sixty-second spot. According to Fox, not all ad time […]Read more "Presidential Ads in World Series Game 7"
The overall success of anyone seeking a position through an election is linked to how much money their campaign has. Those campaigns with more money are more likely to win, according to Looking Beyond the Voting Constituency: A Study of Campaign Donation Solicitations in the 2008 Primary and General Election. According to this article, there are […]Read more "Campaign Fundraising- Week 11"
In 2008 and 2012, President Obama’s campaign team put together a great direct contact effort, which, in turn, won him the presidency for both terms. According to The New York Times article Direct Voter Contact is Key to Boosting Turnout, presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D), have been slacking on direct voter contact […]Read more "Direct Voter Contact"