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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."

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NYT -In an analysis of the upcoming British general election, Paul Krugman draws on research by Larry Bartels ( to support the claim that voters' "short memories" provide "little or no political reward for good policy."

Tennessean -  Reports "Vanderbilt receives $1M grant to combat child labor." The $1M grant was awarded to CSDI Affiliate Cecilia Mo from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Washington Post - Larry Bartels asks "Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?"

Washington Post - Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden outline "The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Legislators."

Tennessean - Latest Vanderbilt Poll showcases Tennesseans' views on abortion, Common Core and Medicaid Expansion

NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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