Tag: 2016 Presidential Primaries

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In this Ted Talk, a neurologist describes her experience when she found herself having a stroke. She knew exactly what was happening, was powerless to do anything about it, yet her academic side was fascinated by the opportunity to experience it.    Then I realized, “Oh my gosh! I’m having a stroke!” And the next thing my […]

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The media narrative coming out of the Hawkeye Caucaye last night seems to be that Marco Rubio won by finishing 3rd. See this tweet from Reuters: Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican party https://t.co/OyFbuWSjgT pic.twitter.com/bxKQZYnQlw — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 2, 2016 Preview Open

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Lindsey Graham’s Out

 

News broke sometime this morning: Lindsey Graham’s suspending his campaign.

Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out. After several debates, I think we’re pretty familiar with most of the candidates. Time for the field to narrow so the top few can get more airtime. Notable exception: Rand Paul. I’d like him to stay in it, not because he’s gonna get close to winning, but because he holds positions significantly different than the other candidates, and I think that the intra-party debate helps us, in the long run.

Hoover Elections Podcast, with David Brady and Douglas Rivers: “How Trump Does It”

 

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How Trump Does It
Hoover Institution How Trump Does It

hoover institution podcastThere’s been a lot of armchair punditry in recent weeks about why exactly Donald Trump has captured so much support in the early days of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. What most of it lacks is any actual research to back it up. That’s not the case with Hoover fellows David Brady and Douglas Rivers, the latter of whom is the chief scientist for the polling firm YouGov PLC. They’ve just finished up an extensive round of polling aimed at deciphering who potential Trump voters are, why they’re drawn to The Donald, and what it means for the rest of the GOP field — and what they’ve discovered seems to violate every rule of thumb about how the Republican primary electorate usually behaves. Listen in below to hear them describe the results.