Photo by Keith Allison. KA Sports Photos In part 1 of this post, I outlined the costs and benefits of sports activism. In part 2, I examine data about American’s image of the sport industry. For the last 2 decades, the sports industry has enjoyed a consistently favorable image. However, in 2020 that image turnedContinue reading “Politicized sports, a knife’s edge – part 2”
Photo take by SteelCityHobbies Since the NFL kicked off its season two weeks ago, we have an unusual situation where most professional sports leagues are playing at the same time. The NBA, NHL, and WNBA playoffs are approaching their final stages. College football, the NFL and MLS are playing regular season games while the MLBContinue reading “Charts of the Week – Popular Sports and Game Action”
Electoral College Expert exposes flaws in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Will there be an October surprise – A Covid-19 vaccine by November?
People think the political climate prevents them from saying things they believe – because others might find it offensive. As it turns out, social confrontation is not the only thing people are anxious about.
Do you self-censor? If so, what about free expression? Read about who is more likely to self-censor their beliefs because others might find them offensive.
Two recent surveys focused on Black American’s political attitudes. Several results are helpful when thinking about this fall’s elections. Written by Robert Rodriguez and Mark Joslyn
Several results from a recent YouGov Survey caught my eye. Thought you might find them interesting. I examined Independent voters…
In my last post, I examined increases in voter turnout and concluded that American democracy appeared strong and vigorous. Critics, however, dispute this claim by comparing U.S. voter turnout to other developed countries. The comparison typically draws a much less favorable portrait of American democracy. So let’s consider that comparison. Voter turnout by countryContinue reading “A Vigorous and Strong Democracy?”
Lately, I have read and watched a surprising number of Democratic elites – politicians, pollsters, pundits and media folk – confidently promise victory. The narrative goes something like this. November marks the end of Donald Trump’s four-year reign. Joe Biden needs only to select a running mate, receive formal nomination, and run aContinue reading “Victory in November?”
Last week, Florida released a comprehensive report that summarizes many key Covid-19 statistics – including the number of hospitalizations.[i] Since the beginning of the pandemic, state hospitalization figures have been difficult to locate – some do not release the numbers. Let’s take a look at some of the key findings from Florida. FloridaContinue reading “The Impact of Age”
In the late 1960s, President Nixon popularized the term silent majority. Nixon defined the silent majority as mainstream Americans who did not join protests against the Vietnam War nor participate in public discourse. Preoccupied with a vocal minority, the news media overlooked the silent majority. President Trump believes there is a silent majority asContinue reading “Is There A Silent Majority?”
In the last post, analyses of presidential approval ratings revealed two Republican factions. A large group that strongly approved of President Trump and a smaller group that offered moderate support. What about the Democratic Party. Are they united? Or, are there divisions that Republicans could exploit? Disapproval of Trump Recall the presidential approval question: “DoContinue reading “The Democrats are United”
President Trump often celebrates extraordinary high approval ratings from Republicans. Just this week, Trump wrote, “96% approval rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!” Political analysts attribute the high approval to Trump’s laser-like focus on the Republican base. Over the past 3 and half years, Trump advanced business friendly deregulation policies, significant tax-cuts, appointment ofContinue reading “Republican Approval of Trump: Not as High as You Think”
After witnessing several weeks of protests – and sometimes violent clashes with police, I am curious whether that energy translates into votes. Most protestors are in their late teens and 20s, an age that typically does not show well on Election Day. Will summer protests deliver young voters in November? Young protesters vote TheContinue reading “Will protestors vote?”
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