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Post-Election Democrats Will Push Popular Agenda, Appeal to Moderates, Expert Says

If Democrats want to expand their House and Senate majorities, they need to protect new members who were elected from Republican-leaning districts while showing they can govern by passing a limited popular agenda, suggests Steven S. Smith, a congressional expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Professor: Political Parties More Savvy About Latino Demographic

Latino voters could play a deciding role in some midterm elections, says a Purdue University expert.

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New Hampshire Pollster Available To Discuss Tightening Of State's Congressional Races

Andrew Smith, associate research professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire and director of the UNH Survey Center, is available to discuss the latest polling data that suggests that New Hampshire's two Republican congressmen may be in danger of losing their seats next Tuesday in the mid-term elections.

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'Blogwars' Examines Growing Impact Blogs Have on Campaign Ads, Fundraising

Upcoming book to examine effect of blogs on 2006 election and what to expect in 2008 election.

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Researchers Track Elections Via Prediction Markets

As voters prepare for the polls Nov. 7, computer scientists at the University of Chicago and Yahoo! Research are calling attention to the uncanny track record that an Irish securities trading market has for accurately predicting the outcome of U.S. elections.

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New Media, Old Politics: Web's Value to Young Voters Largely Untapped

While millions of young people use the Internet to build expansive social networks, most political campaigns never manage to take the training wheels off the technology, using it mainly for tightly controlled, one-way communication.

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Expert Available To Discuss Religious Voters And The Mid-Term Election

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Michele Dillon, professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the role of religious voters in the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Expert: President's 'Fellow Americans' May Speak Loudly at Polls

Even though voters will not choose a president, the midterm election on Nov. 7 is a chance to send a message to George W. Bush, says a Purdue University presidential expert.

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Professor: Polls Can Sway Citizens to Vote

Both political parties' pollsters often predict close races so supporters feel their votes will actually make a difference and they are more likely to vote, says a Purdue University political sociologist.

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Survey: Montana, Florida Give Best Access to Election Information

Next week's elections may change the country's political landscape, but residents of some states will have a much easier time than those of others if they want to examine the results for themselves, according to new University of Florida research.

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Online Activism May Make the Difference on Election Day

Mobilizing on the Web is becoming a key tool for national campaigns, particularly in tight races, researchers find.

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Professor: 'Culture of Corruption' May Not be Voting Issue for All Americans

A Purdue University political science expert cautions Democratic challengers in this year's midterm elections about basing their campaigns on allegations of a "culture of corruption."

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Perception of Corruption as Harmful as Wrongdoing

Americans' perception of government corruption is greater than today's reality, according to Colgate expert Michael Johnston. Nonetheless, if a solid majority of today's citizens holds such views, then the United States has a significant corruption problem.

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Dems to Control House, Forecast Shows

An election forecasting model developed by political scientists at Indiana State University projects Democrats will take control of the U.S. House but not the Senate following 2006 mid-term elections. The model takes into account national as well as state and district level conditions and the attributes of individual candidates.

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Political Ads in Maryland Follow Unusual Path, Say Researchers

A number of political TV ads in Maryland this fall are distinct from those used in other races around the country, using unconventional styles and, so far, less negative content, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.

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Mid-Term Election Sources

Sources from Johns Hopkins on the mid-term elections, including experts who focus on Congress, the presidency, Maryland politics, electronic voting machines, Hispanic voters, and civility in discussing politics with friends and co-workers.

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As Dems Seek to Regain House, Races in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio Could be Key

If the Democratic Party is to regain control of the House of Representatives, key races in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana could make the difference, according to Rowan University political scientist Larry Butler.

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A Guide to Civil Pre-Election Discussions at Work

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Maintaining civility in the workplace is difficult at the best of times, but an approaching Election Day can generate new awkwardness, friction, disagreement and even argument. Civility expert P.M. Forni of Johns Hopkins University has suggestions for avoiding a political standoff in the office.

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As Campaign Season Heats Up, AOTA Advises Candidates to Grip & Grin

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has developed a brochure called "Grip and Grin: Surviving Handshaking On the Campaign Trail", that will help candidates take care of themselves.

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Midterm Elections: Control of House a "Toss-Up," says Forecaster

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The Democratic Party is likely to net 10-16 seats in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, according to a forecast by University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.







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