Twitter buzzes with negativity during debate

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 the two candidates drew a […]

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 […]

Fallout of Mexican minister sign of political failure, not power of Trump

During Wednesday night’s commander-in-chief forum, Donald Trump said the resignation of Mexico’s finance minister spoke to his foreign policy credentials. Gustavo Flores-Macías, professor of government at Cornell University and former director of public affairs in Mexico’s Consumer Protection Agency, says that the replacement of Mexico’s finance minister is far from a campaign victory for Trump. […]

Voter confidence will dwindle if Russian cyber threats continue

Russian hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, according to the FBI. The most recent event is the latest cyber threat involving U.S. elections and party operations. Vitaly Shmatikov is a computer science professor at Cornell Tech whose research area includes security and privacy. He says the main danger of the election system […]

Hillary delivers – speech unites the party, lights up Twitter

Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University 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 tweet analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that […]

Democratic Convention Twitter followers love Biden and Kaine

Kaine mocks Trump’s ‘Believe me’; hashtags go wild Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University 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 […]

Clinton trumps Trump with stellar surrogates

Glenn C. Altschuler is Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the co-author of Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century. He believes Clinton has a huge advantage over Trump with her A-list surrogates. […]

On Twitter: Bill Clinton’s speech elicits positive sentiment toward Hillary

Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University 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, say Bill Clinton’s […]

DNC email leaks play into Trump’s charges of political corruption

Glenn C. Altschuler is Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the co-author of Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century. He believes the email leaks prior to the Democratic Convention will have lasting […]

Clinton overcome first impressions to win voters

Melissa Ferguson, a professor of psychology at Cornell University and expert on how people form and change our first impressions of others, says if Hillary Clinton wants to draw former Bernie Sanders and sway independents and moderate voters, she will need to correct myths and show voters something new about who she is. Bio: http://www.fergusonlab.com/   […]