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Gadarian Talks to USA Today About the Alabama IVF Ruling and Its Impact on Voters

“I think IVF is an issue that hasn't been politicized before and could be one that could get people thinking about the ways that reproductive health is connected to politics and engage them,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “It may push people to the polls.”

March 8, 2024

Keck Weighs In on SCOTUS’s Trump Primary Ruling in Al Jazeera Article

“It was definitely always a long shot and the ruling is not surprising,” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. But, he adds, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling opened up larger questions about what guardrails exist to protect US democracy.

March 7, 2024

Reeher Talks to the Mirror, Newsweek, VOA News About Trump, Presidential Election

“Even among the Republican primary voters, there are 40% of the people in that state who preferred Haley to Trump,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “So, bearing in mind that Trump is a former president, has four years of a presidential record, lost a pretty close election in 2020...there's a significant chunk of the Republican Party that is not happy with him.”

March 1, 2024

Gadarian Talks to BBC News, States Newsroom About the Alabama IVF Ruling

“IVF is a pretty common procedure now, and if someone directly hasn’t gone through it, it is relatively common among groups that are more likely to be conservative,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “These are procedures people think of as important in their own lives and are probably separable from abortion.”

February 26, 2024

Reeher Comments on House Republicans, Trump in Newsweek and Washington Examiner Articles

"We've seen moments where there are more heavy exits from Congress, and that it is like a canary in the coal mine," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. "If I'm the speaker, I'm definitely worried."

February 23, 2024

Blockwood Piece on the Return to American Pragmatism Published in the Fulcrum

"It’s time to think beyond left, right and center," writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. "Time to move beyond traditional political ideology that creates an identity trap dividing us instead of unifying us and encouraging compromise.

February 20, 2024

Reeher Quoted in Newsweek Article on the Rise and Fall of Ron DeSantis

"Smoother, more refined, younger, better informed on the issues, but still aggressive on policy and willing to fight the cultural battles the Right seems to care about. Is that enough to persuade a loyal Republican voter, who is weighing that against a proven battler? Apparently not," says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

January 29, 2024

Gadarian and Reeher Talk to WalletHub About the New Hampshire Primary

"Doing well in New Hampshire or doing better than expected can give campaign attention and a sense of momentum that will bring new media attention as well as donations and support from party members in states that come later in the process," says Shana Gadarian, associate dean for research and professor of political science.

January 26, 2024

Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Trump’s Steady Rebound

“The party didn’t coalesce around one alternative to Trump, and that’s what the skeptics needed,” says Shana Gadarian, associate dean for research and professor of political science.

January 24, 2024

Reeher Quoted in Newsweek and USA Today Articles on Presidential Candidates Biden and Trump

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Trump will continue to use his legal difficulties to rile up his MAGA base. However, Reeher adds that it remains to be seen if this will ultimately damage Trump's White House ambitions.

January 19, 2024

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