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Election 2024: New, easy-to-read poll tracker plots changes within pollsters
Joe Biden speaking into a microphone (left) and Donald Trump speaking into a microphone (right).

Election 2024: New, easy-to-read poll tracker plots changes within pollsters

A Northeastern political scientist devised a poll tracker that plots individual changes within pollsters for the 2024 presidential election.
From No Labels to RFK Jr. to ‘Literally Anybody Else’ — is third-party momentum a major storyline in presidential race?
Texas Drivers License of the presidential candidate who changed his name to 'Literally Anybody Else'.

From No Labels to RFK Jr. to ‘Literally Anybody Else’ — is third-party momentum a major storyline in presidential race?

It’s been consensus for the better part of two decades that a third party alternative is needed to challenge the two-party system.
Could ‘uncommitted’ or ‘no preference’ voters hand Donald Trump the 2024 presidency?
People holding 'Vote Uncommitted' signs outside of a polling location in Michigan.

Could ‘uncommitted’ or ‘no preference’ voters hand Donald Trump the 2024 presidency?

A political scientist says that while the “uncommitted” campaign generated headlines aplenty, the votes are largely symbolic.
Should Nikki Haley drop out of the race? Staying in helps Trump and Biden, hurts her future, expert says
Nikki Haley standing in front of a row of US flags waving to a crowd off-camera.

Should Nikki Haley drop out of the race? Staying in helps Trump and Biden, hurts her future, expert says

“Staying on until Super Tuesday might be kind of foolish in terms of maintaining [Haley's] long-term reputation,” a politics expert says.
Whose presidential bid does RFK Jr. hurt more — Joe Biden’s or Donald Trump’s?
Headshot of Robert F Kennedy Jr.

Whose presidential bid does RFK Jr. hurt more — Joe Biden’s or Donald Trump’s?

How might Robert F. Kennedy Jr. disrupt the Democratic and Republican frontrunners’ chances this election cycle?
The presidential election is one year out. Why predictions are more reliable than polls when picking a winner
Molly Wheeler wearing a sweater with stars and stripes on it sets up an interactive board display.

The presidential election is one year out. Why predictions are more reliable than polls when picking a winner

This far in advance, experts say polls are generally "unpredictive" and won't get more accurate until the election is closer.
Should there be a maximum age limit for elected politicians?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stands behind a podium at a press conference inside of a room in Washington with Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. John Barrasso, and Sen. Joni Ernst standing behind him.

Should there be a maximum age limit for elected politicians?

While many Americans support a maximum age limit for politicians, such restrictions can be difficult to put into place, experts explain.
Are liberals truly more depressed than conservatives?
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Are liberals truly more depressed than conservatives?

How does a person's politics influence their mental health? Research points to connections, prompting theories to explain differences.
Iowa caucus: Maybe there shouldn’t have been an app for that

Iowa caucus: Maybe there shouldn’t have been an app for that

The Iowa Democratic Party went wrong when it put its faith in an untested app to count the votes during Monday’s caucuses. Will there be a lasting effect on the race? Stephen Intille, associate professor computer sciences, and Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science weigh in.
This data visualization from Northeastern University researchers helps make sense of the Democratic presidential debates in real time
From left, Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren raise their hands to answer a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

This data visualization from Northeastern University researchers helps make sense of the Democratic presidential debates in real time

The latest debate revealed various strategies, says professor Nick Beauchamp, who's visualization tools bring a new outlook to the election.