Stephen Farnsworth

Three new polls were just released by the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Joining the podcast is its director, Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, to help explain what they mean.

Polls:

Kaine Leads in UMW Statewide Survey
Most Virginians Disapprove of President Donald Trump
Support for Medicaid Expansion Grows in Virginia

Links of note:
Dr. Farnsworth’s homepage
On Twitter

Here are just a few of the other topics discussed:

– The rise of current political angst
– The Gingrich Revolution
– Ross Perot and Third Party Politics
– The 90’s Economy and Great Recession
– GOP Donors
– Has President Trump written off Virginia?
– What role does political optimism play in a candidate’s popularity?
– Is Congressman Rob Wittman in danger of losing his seat?
– Are “all politics is local” and “it’s the economy, stupid” valid axioms?
– The current challenges of being an incumbent Republican
– The popularity of Medicaid Expansion and why the GOP went along with doing it in Virginia
– The current media landscape, including consolidation and unionization at The Daily Press and Virginian-Pilot

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