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News/Views 2017




Tuesday, November 8

Race/Topic                    Poll                                                                                                                Results                                         

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein IBD/TIPP Tracking            Clinton 43, Trump 45,                                                                                                                                                                                   Johnson 8, Stein 2                 

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Tracking                                                    Clinton 43, Trump 42               

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking                                          Clinton 44, Trump 47                    

Monday, November 7

Race/Topic                    Poll                                                                                                                 Results                                        

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Bloomberg                          Clinton 44, Trump 41,                                                                                                                                                                                   Johnson 4, Stein 2                

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein IBD/TIPP Tracking             Clinton 41, Trump 43,                                                                                                                                                                                   Johnson 6, Stein 2                

General Election:       Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein CBS News                             Clinton 45, Trump 41,                                                                                                                                                                                   Johnson 5, Stein 2                





December 2, 2016 - "Pence Well-Positioned to Further Expand the Vice Presidency," - "Pence brings one other strength to Washington: his relative popularity. According to Gallup's final pre-election poll, conducted Nov. 1-6, Pence ended the 2016 presidential campaign as the best-liked of the four candidates on the major party tickets. His 49% favorable rating among registered voters was significantly higher than Trump's 37%, Hillary Clinton's 42% and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's 39%." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.



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November 7, 2016 - "America's Unique and Controversial Electoral College" - "Every four years, Americans choose their next president using a unique -- if not controversial and even arcane -- system called the Electoral College... The U.S. system is the only current example in the world in which a head of state of a democracy is elected so indirectly." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.





September 22 , 2016 - "It's All About the Debates Now" - "Debates have become the Super Bowl of the race for the White House, with candidates performing not only for the tens of millions of potential voters tuning in, but also for the millions more who may be influenced by secondary coverage days later." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.



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August 3, 2016 - "Fear of the 'Greater of Two Evils' Could Spur High Turnout" - "Unable to transform their images with voters, the 2016 presidential candidates will likely focus on vilifying their opponent in an unprecedented race to the…" by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.​​​​




July 6, 2016 - "Sometimes Party Loyalty Asks Too Much" - "Cross-pressures could impact this election in several ways. It could delay voter decisions, keep voters home, and conflict voter confidence and promote a "lesser of two evils" vote." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.


Election Campaign
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​"Democracy for Hire, A History of American Political Consulting", by Dennis W. John  (2016) Oxford University Press"

....political consultants are essential to modern campaigning...and make a positive contribution to democracy and public discourse... and have become key factors in the electoral success of candidates for high office...Chapter 2 looks at the formative years of public opinion research... Chapter 7 focuses on the evolution of polling, looking at how the science, techniques, and technology of public research have changed... "by the time he was 30 years old, V. Lance Tarrance had climbed high in Republican circles (earlier)... Tarrance was elevated to Research Director of the RNC; at 28 he was the youngest ever to hold that position," see the Tarrance profile pgs. 154-156; other pgs. 89, 92, 108, 151, 247, 478, and 483.


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