The Morning Buzz | Could Third-Party Candidates Derail Romney’s Chances?

Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode isn’t Mitt Romney’s only worry. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from Romney in key swing states.

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The Morning Buzz | Did Romney Win the Debate on Policy or Personality?

Was Romney’s debate win more about policy, or personality?

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The Morning Buzz | Who Are America’s Most Apathetic Voters?

Who are America’s most apathetic voters? (It’s not Millennials!)

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Our Corner | PRRI Shapes News Coverage at the New York Times

In the past few weeks, Public Religion Research Institute’s research has made quite a few appearances at the New York Times, helping to shape the coverage around the final weeks of the 2012 election.

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The Morning Buzz | Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Colorado Could Draw Young Voters to the Polls

A ballot initiative on marijuana legalization in Colorado could draw large numbers of younger voters to the polls, creating a “bud bump” for Obama.

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Figuring Faith | Presidential Debate Challenge: Connecting With the Misunderstood White Working Class

At the first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will both need to overcome two commonly held stereotypes if they want to successfully appeal to white working-class voters. In this week’s article for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones… [Read more…]

The GOP’s Woman Problem

Will the GOP’s “woman problem” persist in the 2012 election?

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The Morning Buzz | Skip the Debate, Just Watch the Coverage

The first presidential debate is tonight, and the news coverage of the debate may make more of a difference than the debate itself, at least according to this chart.

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Our Corner | Both Candidates Leave God Off the Campaign Trail

Where is religion in the 2012 election? At NPR, Dr. Robert P. Jones, along with Dr. David Gushee, a PRRI Board member, and Dr. Mark Rozell, a PRRI Affiliated Scholar, offer some insight into why religion has disappeared as a central theme of both candi… [Read more…]

The Morning Buzz | More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantia… [Read more…]