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Election 2012

Stories in Election Coverage

Social Media & Debates

October 1, 2012

As the millennial generation becomes old enough to vote, we should expect to see the impact of the TV debate change in significant ways.

Convention Bounce

September 7, 2012

After the conventions, polling bounce for Romney and Obama is negligible. Are bounces declining, and do they even matter by November?

California Attitudes

May 30, 2012

Seventy-five percent of Californians say gay marriage won’t be a major issue or will be just one of many
factors they consider at the ballot box.

Reactions: New Hampshire Primary

January 13, 2012

USC’s Dan Schnur and Christian Grose analyze the results and look to South Carolina. Grose thinks new Republican primary rules could extend the battle.

Inside the Mind of a Flip-Flopper

January 13, 2012

Rivals accuse Mitt Romney of being inconsistent. But USC research finds that “flip-flopping” can be a rational response to uncertainty.

California Races: Whitman & Boxer Lead

April 16, 2010

A USC/L.A. Times poll finds that voters favor Republican gubernatorial contender Meg Whitman, partly due to her record campaign spending. In the battle for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer is besting Republican challengers, but there are signs that she might be losing ground. Click for video.

Local News Too Fluffy

March 19, 2010

A new USC Annenberg School study finds that TV newscasts in Los Angeles cover crime, sports and trivia at the expense of local government.

Clinton, Newsom and Revenge

October 16, 2009

When former President Bill Clinton came to California to stump for gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, he may have acted on a long history of political grudges dating back to 1992. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, senior fellow at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, traces the tangled tale.

The Inaugural Address: What To Expect

January 13, 2009

When Barack Obama takes the podium on January 20 to deliver his big speech, who will he name-check? What subjects will be verboten? USC communication professor Thomas Hollihan, an expert on rhetoric, offers a tip sheet for inauguration viewers.

The First 100 Days

January 13, 2009

What must Obama accomplish right away? Political experts Dan Schnur and Richard Reeves give advice on the administration’s early laps.

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