Dr. Stephen Farnsworth is an award-winning professor of political science for the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. His focus area is American Government: The Presidency, Media and Politics, Elections. He joins the podcast today to discuss the results of the 2021 Virginia Election.
On the show we talk about single-party voting, demographic trends, the role of the presidency on state elections, issues that mattered to voters, whether prejudice motivated the electorate, campaign spending, and more.
- Dr. Stephen Farnsworth
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“Thirty-five percent of Virginia voters said the economy and jobs was the most important issue facing the state, while 17% named COVID-19 and 15% chose education. Health care, climate change, racism, immigration, abortion and law enforcement were all lower. Voters who ranked the economy and education as the top issues were more likely to back Youngkin over McAuliffe.”
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