Guide to this page
I'm putting most of the election articles on a Facebook page: Polit Soc. This will be easier for me than editing the html on this page, and it will let you click through to links that may otherwise be restricted. You can subscribe to it, "like" it, or "friend" it, and then you'll see new stories on your own Facebook newsfeed. (And if you know how to run Facebook pages, I'm always happy for advice on how to do it better!)
The present page is a very pared down version of the 2016 page. I think most students by now have better skills for searching the web than I do, so I'll just give a few suggestions here. You might also be able to find some ideas on the 2016 page.
in my "Political Sociology" class: As you read this material,
watch for 4 important factors:
candidate do the different social groups
support (age, gender, religion, race, region,
party loyalists, etc., etc.)? Plus how big is each
percentage of each group actually votes: what's their
turnout? How good is each
campaign's "ground game" of getting out the
do the different issues play? Which issue helps which
candidate, which social groups respond to which issues,
and how do
the campaigns maneuver to bring "their" issues
to the forefront?
- Are the
polls giving us accurate readings of voter preferences
and turnout? There are various factors
that may distort their accuracy.