Posts Tagged ‘election 2020’

September 10th, 2020

As fires rage, climate change is back on the election agenda

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu This was supposed to be the year when climate change finally became a priority for U.S. voters. And then the world, and the 2020 election, was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealing with climate change took a backseat to facing down a new existential threat. Now, as wildfires rage unchecked across California and […]

September 3rd, 2020

Election 2020: How racial justice protests could influence the vote

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Protests have erupted in U.S. cities and towns against high-profile police killings and shootings of Black people, including George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. and Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. President Donald Trump has elevated the civil unrest as a major election issue, describing the protesters as “left-wing mobs” and […]

September 1st, 2020

Poll: Trump has lost ground since 2016 among key groups, down 11 points against Biden

The USC Dornsife Daybreak poll of voters, conducted Aug. 11 – Aug. 29, shows Biden leading Trump 52% – 41% with just 7% undecided. Biden has a strong 13-point lead in the suburbs and is tied with Trump among the subgroup of white suburbanites. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) […]

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August 21st, 2020

USPS and vote-by-mail scrutinized during #Election2020

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu The U.S. Postal Service, normally a low-profile agency, has become a political football during the 2020 presidential election. President Trump has claimed voting by mail is rife with fraud at a time when some states are expanding the practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, alarms have been raised about a number of controversial […]

August 14th, 2020

With COVID-19, political conventions take an unconventional turn

The Democratic and Republican national conventions are nearly here, with the Democratic National Convention taking place from Aug. 17 – 20 and the Republican National Convention kicking off on Monday, Aug. 24. Historically, the conventions have been colorful spectacles culminating with a speech by the presidential nominee, but plans for both conventions have changed significantly […]

January 31st, 2020

USC Dornsife/LA Times poll: Biden is the favorite among likely voters at nearly 2:1

Key findings from the national poll show Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump. The poll also gauges voters’ feelings about the Democratic race. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or jenessem@usc.edu With the Iowa caucuses about to kick off state primaries in […]

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December 9th, 2019

Will impeachment hurt or help Trump?

USC faculty are using the impeachment hearings to teach students about history, constitutional law, policy and political communications. They’re available to discuss these lessons, including how impeachment could work for or against President Trump, the GOP and Democratic rivals. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu What does history tell us about impeachment and reelection? “Some […]

November 7th, 2019

Poll: Nearly half of eligible voters support Senate removing President Trump from office if House votes to impeach

But more than 1 in 4 think it’s too early to say. Meanwhile, Trump’s GOP primary voter support is unwavering. Joe Biden holds steady in the Democratic field as Elizabeth Warren gains momentum. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or jenessem@usc.edu or James Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu One year out from the 2020 General Election, […]

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September 24th, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry of President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The announcement is in response to allegations that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son. USC experts can speak to the events that have prompted […]

August 22nd, 2019

Voters predict Trump’s reelection, but less than a third would be happy about it

The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times national poll also reveals that Republicans favor a populist direction over traditional conservatism by nearly two to one, while Republican-leaning voters slightly favor a more traditional path. Contact: Jim Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Most Republicans are supportive of President Donald Trump’s […]