alaska politics






What experiments show is the best way to win campaigns…Why isn’t anyone doing it?

There’s a refrain we hear about political campaigns every election cycle: “this year, campaigns waged an unprecedented ground game, having a face-to-face conversation with almost every single voter.”

Baloney. As academics who study campaigns, we hear this claim all the time. But we also know it’s important to investigate whether data backs it up. We did. And it doesn’t.





Cruz Shocks Nation, May Reflect Alaska Faith Based Voters

It was a shocking moment, but delegates shouldn’t have been shocked by the comments themselves.

At least the Alaska delegates shouldn’t. They have been hearing them, complete with a non-endorsement, from the faith-based wing of their own state party.