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  • 12/19/12 - The Elusive Mandate: Searching for Meaning in Presidential Elections (Courtesy Harvard University) video features speaker Larry M. Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science and CSDI Co-director, at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University. To see slides from the 11/27/12 talk: click here
  • 12/12/12 - Vanderbilt University News Conference (Courtesy Vanderbilt University) John G. Geer and Joshua D. Clinton discuss their findings from the December, 2012 VU Poll
  • 11/07/12 - How Obama Took the Battleground States (National Public Radio) by Scott Neuman --"The president's base came out in force. In most of the battleground states, blacks and Latinos supplied the margin of victory, says John G. Geer, a professor of presidential politics and public opinion at Vanderbilt University."
  • 11/06/12 - Behind the scenes at the NBC Decision Desk ( Video features Joshua D. Clinton at NBS Decision Desk, Election 2012.
  • 11/05/12 - Previewing the Presidential Campaigns before Election Day (Courtesy Video features former CSDI Graduate Affiliate, John Hudak, Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.
  • 11/05/12 - The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of This Year's Campaign Ads (National Public Radio) by Brian Naylor. Hosted by Robert Siegel. Radio interview with John G. Geer on negative ad campaigning.
  • 08/23/12 - Mitt Romney ad swayed independents (Politico.comP by Mackenzie Weinger - "The 'America Deserves Better' ad seems to score points for Romney," Vanderbilt professor John Geer, the leader of the Ad Rating Project, said in a statement. "It was the first time among all the ads we have studied where a Romney attack moves down the president's numbers among pure independents."
  • 06/23/12 - Putting A Positive Spin On Negative Campaigning (National Public Radio) by Staff - "There is no democratic country in the world that doesn't have negativity in it." - John G. Geer
  • 06/12 - (The Cycle, Interview features John G. Geer discussing the issue of negative campaigning.
  • 03/07/12 - Pro-Romney SuperPAC Spent Big On Super Tuesday (National Public Radio) by Peter Overby - "Given what Romney spent in Ohio in the last week, at least we have one hypothesis about why he closed the gap," says John Geer, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University who specializes in political advertising. "He simply outspent Santorum by, you know, a dramatic amount."
  • 02/18/12 - Occupy's Impact Beyond the Beltway ( By Larry Bartels - The Occupy Wall Street movement has been widely credited with "transforming the national conversation" on matters of economic inequality.
  •  02/16/12 - Advertising War Heats Up Before Michigan Primary (National Public Radio) by Bryan Naylor - "JOHN GEER: The idea that negativity itself becomes an issue in a campaign is, of course, interesting and speaks to the amount of negativity that's going on and it's something that's really only about 20 years old."
  • 02/06/12 Negative Political Ad Campaigns Bigger Than Ever (National Public Radio) Host: Audie Cornish - "GEER: Well, it's been really negative this year by any kind of standard."

Additional archives for CSDI may be found at: Search: Larry Bartels, Josh Clinton, John Geer, Dave Lewis, or Alan Wiseman

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Latest Research

12/15/15 - CSDI Working Paper 2015 - 3 titled "Delegation and Bureaucratic Policymaking in the Presence of Binding Legal Constraints: Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There..." has been released. The paper is authored by Alan E. Wiseman and John R. Wright



6/30/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-2 titled "Controlling Agency Choke Points: Presidents and Regulatory Personnel Turnover" has been released. The paper is authored by Kathleen M. Doherty, David E. Lewis and Scott Limbocker.

4/1/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-1 titled"Incorporating Legislative Effectiveness into Nonmarket Strategy: The Case of Financial Services Reform and the Great Recession"has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

12/19/14 CSDI Working Paper 2014-7 titled ''Spatial Models of Legislative Effectiveness''has been released. The paper is authored by Matthew P. HittCraig Volden, and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

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Media Spotlight

Salon - 5/10/2016 - CSDI Co-Director Larry Bartels research is discussed in Neal Garber's piece entitled "There are no Reagan Democrats: The GOP has become the party of rich, white, southerners."

Los Angeles Times - 5/9/16 - CSDI Co-Director John Geer and Lynn Vavreck's  SpotCheck project is mentioned in David Lauter's article "Why it took two weeks for a Donald Trump attack ad to anger people. "

Los Angeles Times - 5/2/16 - CSDI Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen argue "The Presidential Primaries are Out of Control - and the Party Conventions are Broken."  

Washington Post - 3/7/16 - CSDI Co-Director Larry Bartels economic voting model is used by Dr. Matthew Atkinson and Dr. Darin DeWitt to analyze the 2016 Presidential Race.

NBC News - 2/22/1- CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, Hannah Hartig and John Lapinski ask Where Will Bush Supporters Go?"

NBC News - 1/27/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explain "Where Sanders and Clinton are Dominating." 

The Guardian - 1/15/16 - CSDI affiliate Marc Hetherington asks "What would Lincoln do: is Obama right he would have better bridged the divide?"

NBC News - 1/5/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski examine "How Republicans and Democrats Feel About Their Opponents."

Monkey Cage - 12/28/15 - CSDI affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden reveal the 10 most effective lawmakers in the US Congress

NBC News - 11/17/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explore the differences between Carson and Trump supporters.

VU Poll - November 2015 - 8/19/15 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carrie Roush, and Dr. John Lapinski, Director of the Elections Unit at NBC news take a closer look at Trump supporters.

Washington Post - 8/3/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis and graduate affiliate Mark Richardson's Survey on the Future of Government Service is examined - 7/22/15 - CSDI Co-Director John Geer is quoted in an article about Donald Trump's participation in the upcoming republican presidential debate in Cleveland.

The Fiscal Times - 7/20/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis is quoted in an article about Jeb Bush's plan to reduce the federal workforce.

Newsweek -7/17/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis discusses "How to Keep Good People Working in Government."

Tennessean - 7/10/15 - CSDI Co-Directors Joshua Clinton and John Geer Op-Ed, "Beware of Internal Polls to Name Nashville's Next Mayor


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