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Election 2012

Stories in Elections

Decision 2012: What Did We Learn?

November 9, 2012

On November 6, President Obama was reelected with roughly 100 electoral votes more than challenger Mitt Romney. What went wrong for Romney? Are there lessons the Republican Party should take away from the presidential and congressional outcomes?

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.

California for Obama, Despite Gas Prices

March 26, 2012

The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll finds President Obama’s job performance rating at its highest among California voters since 2010.

Romney Is Golden State GOP Frontrunner

March 26, 2012

Mitt Romney holds a solid lead among California’s Republican voters, but 50 percent wish they had other candidates to choose from.

Californians Willing
To Raise Taxes

March 26, 2012

Voters favor raising sales taxes and taxes on the wealthy if the money goes to public schools, community colleges and public safety, poll finds.

The Battle for Social Conservatives

February 9, 2012

Mitt Romney has been trying to woo the GOP’s social conservatives, while Rick Santorum has effectively countered the play for his voter base.

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.

The Moral Spectrum of Conservatives

January 13, 2012

The GOP candidates must keep in mind that conservatives care most about loyalty to family and nation, while libertarians value liberty. Video.

Post-Midterms: The Pulse of Californians

November 19, 2010

After a midterm election that saw Republicans make big gains, a new USC College/L.A. Times Poll peeks into the minds of California voters, with a special look at Latinos and Asian Americans. How did they vote? What do they think of immigration? What should Governor-
Elect Jerry Brown tackle first?

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