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Why Mitt Romney is not the inevitable nominee

Romney is no more “inevitable” than Howard Dean in 2004 or Hillary Clinton in 2008. Mitt Romney has polled consistently with around 20% support for months. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a variety of opponents rise rapidly than fall. First it was … Continue reading

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Does a candidate’s testosterone level affect voters?

Yesterday, science writers across the nation reported on a fascinating new study: Fatherhood causes a drop in testosterone level. Researchers measured testosterone in a bunch of young guys (none of whom were fathers yet), then measured it again several years. … Continue reading

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How different are Romney and Perry ideologically?

Rick Perry is slightly to the right of Mitt Romney, but only slightly. Political scientists have worked for years to find ways of measuring politicians’ ideology. By far, the best method we presently have is known as NOMINATE (and its … Continue reading

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Does Huntsman have better odds against Obama than against Romney?

Romney has better odds of winning the GOP nod, but Huntsman would have better odds against Obama. Here’s an amusing deviation from our regularly scheduled programming. Dan Hopkins, a political scientist at Georgetown, had a little fun today playing with … Continue reading

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