Quick Take: How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Presidential Race

As February turned to March, the race for the White House dominated daily news coverage, social media feeds, and office and dinner conversations. Pretty typical during an election year. As Super Tuesday came and went, candidates for the Democratic Party nomination continued to bow out of the race to set up an epic showdown between Bernie and Biden.

By Christine Clark Feb 06, 2020 Subscribe A Nation Dangerously Divided: Race Shapes Who Wins and Who Loses in U.S. Democracy

Race is shown to be the single most important factor in American democracy, determining which candidates win elections, which voters win at the polls, and who is on the losing end of policy. These conclusions are at the center of a new book Dangerously Divided: How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics,” by Zoltan Hajnal of UC San Diego.

Iowa caucus is unpredictable by design, but favors Biden

On Tuesday, Iowans will caucus in the first Democratic presidential primary event of 2020. The field remains large, with Senator Bernie Sanders leading followed by Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden. Richard Bensel, professor of government at Cornell…

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

New Brunswick, N.J. (October 10, 2019) – Ross Baker, a distinguished professor of political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and an expert on American politics, is available to comment before and after the Democratic debates next week. Baker is a…

Experts Available to Comment on 2020 Presidential Race

New Brunswick, N.J. – As the 2020 presidential campaign accelerates, Rutgers faculty experts are available to comment on the most pressing issues in the race for the White House. Topics include the economy, immigration, health care, national security, gun control,…