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Oct 18, 2016

U.K. Students Manage Presidential Campaigns Through NC State Simulation

“Election 2016,” an online simulation created by NC State University political scientist Andy Taylor and graduate student Alex Johnson, tasks teams of students from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to manage a United States presidential candidate’s campaign — hopefully to victory in the general election. 

Oct 15, 2016

NC Senate Could Be Republicans’ Insurance Policy

Privately, many Republicans worry about a bad year in North Carolina. Some believe “Trump drag” down the ballot could be devastating. Besides Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, fallout from the controversial House Bill 2 is expected. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 14, 2016

Trump Effect Could Boost Medicaid Expansion By Swaying State Elections

Democrats running for governor in states that have not expanded Medicaid are blasting their Republican opponents for the GOP's refusal to extend coverage to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. States where a Democratic gubernatorial victory and state legislative gains could make a difference in passing or preserving Medicaid expansion include North Carolina. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 5, 2016

Only quarter of voters feeling McCrory’s ‘Carolina Comeback’

Political scientists are more circumspect about the reasons voters may have told pollsters they are down on the economy. They say some voters may simply be responding based on partisan allegiance rather than economic indicators. Steve Greene, political science, featured. 

Oct 3, 2016

Republicans Battle Trump Factor in Effort to Build Veteran Vote

In North Carolina, perhaps the tightest of this year’s battlegrounds, the Republican National Committee is trying to put in place a plan to boost its support among the huge number of veterans in the state. Their plan could be stymied by the lingering resentment Mr Trump has built up among some former military personnel, including, this week, by implying that veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were not strong. Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Sep 29, 2016

A Close, Crucial Race in North Carolina

As she faces a tightening race, Hillary Clinton is stepping up her efforts in North Carolina—where polls put her neck-and-neck with Donald Trump—in the hope that it will smooth her path to the White House in November. Andy Taylor, Political Science, featured. 

Jul 26, 2016

Donald Trump Tries to Hold Tar Heel State

According to an NC State political scientist, it’s almost inconceivable to think that a Republican can win the White House while losing North Carolina. Andy Taylor, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.