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Election 2012

Stories in Voter Demographics

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?

Death Penalty: Divided

October 30, 2012

With the Nov. election looming, the fight to repeal the death penalty in California has gotten a lot closer, per new USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll.

Obama Leads in Calif.

October 30, 2012

President Obama maintains a commanding lead over Mitt Romney with California voters, finds the new USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll.

Food Fight

October 30, 2012

Support has dropped for a California proposition requiring labeling of genetically modified food, finds
the USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll.

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.

Crime & Punishment

October 1, 2012

California voters favor revising the state’s “three strikes” law, but are conflicted on the death penalty, finds USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

Twitter Nation

September 7, 2012

In 2012, Twitter has a force that it didn’t have during the 2008 election. What is its impact on political discourse, and does it motivate voters?

Celebrity Rich

August 14, 2012

USC’s Elizabeth Currid-Halkett looks at why middle class voters are less likely to punish politicians for courting certain types of rich donors.

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.

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.

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