Trump’s ‘puppet,’ ‘nasty woman’ most mocked Tweets during debate

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how certain groups of Twitter users react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that […]

‘Locker room talk’ is phrase of the night on twitter

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how people react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that “locker room talk” was […]

Expect Twitter to catch fire at Sunday’s town hall brawl

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how the electorate reacts to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Margolin will be examining tomorrow’s debate using a new method of real-time analysis. He says he expects polarization, and a lot of negativity […]

‘Most Likeable’ vote important during presidential debate

Sam Nelson, director of the Cornell University Speech and Debate Society and senior lecturer at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, explains why campaign teams will downplay audience expectations this week, and how the candidates will use subtle debate techniques to increase their ‘likability’ ratings among voters. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/samuel-nelson For more on Nelson’s debate […]

Twitter will go nuts if Clinton lands off-the-cuff zingers at debate

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how the electorate reacts to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that during the party conventions, […]

Panel to debate key presidential election issues Sept. 26

WHAT: “Educate the Vote: Presidential Election 2016” will feature live academic debate among prominent political scientists and policy experts WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Media members must RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media […]

Trump’s anticipated absence from the debate shines light on big business of presidential campaigns

Adam Seth Levine is assistant professor of government at Cornell University and author of “American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction”. He believes Trump’s refusal to participate in the FOX-hosted debate is an agenda-setting move that questions a key part of traditional campaigning. Levine says: “Everyone is talking about the Megyn Kelly […]