A study published last fall in the academic journal Political Behavior but that has only recently gained attention in the popular media suggests that pre-election polls consistently underestimate the success of female political candidates. Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon is particularly strong in states that traditionally have a more conservative culture when it comes to gender roles. Read More Do Polls Underestimate Female Candidates?
Bossman recently resigned to take a position with the governor’s administration, which leaves the staff to wonder what’s next for us. I find myself pondering, as I did both when I finished college and left grad school, what can you do with a degree in political science? Read More What Do You Do With a Degree in Political Science?
Sometimes, I’m at a loss for what to write about for my politics post for the week that hasn’t already been said (and probably said better than I could do it). I’m always open for Ask the Political Scientist-type questions, though, and this week, I actually had a question show up in my box. So today, I’ll answer it for her and the rest of you. Read More Ask the Political Scientist: How do I survive my Poli-Sci class?