CPC RESEARCH:
2014 NATIONAL AGENDA OPINION POLL
IN DELAWARE

The University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has released results from a new public opinion poll in Delaware, as part of its National Agenda program. National Agenda is supported in part by the William P. Frank Foundation of Delaware.

The poll shows both incumbent Delaware members of Congress with wide leads over their opponents in the upcoming 2014 election. Results give U.S. Senator Chris Coons a 27-point lead over Republican nominee Kevin Wade, and incumbent U.S. Representative John Carney with an even larger lead, of 35 points, over Republican nominee Rose Izzo.

 


CPC FACULTY SHOWCASED IN TOP JOURNALS, FEATURING RESEARCH BACKED BY THE CPC

Faculty members Lindsay Hoffman (CPC Coordinator of Technology Research), Phil Jones (political science) and Dannagal Young (communication) report on their interdisciplinary collaboration in two separate publications in the respected journals Computers in Human Behavior and New Media & Society. Read about it in UDaily.

Dannagal Young, Phillip Jones, Lindsay Hoffman

The study, titled “Does My Comment Count? Perceptions of Political Participation in an Online Environment,” addresses the question whether, when people engage in political behavior online -- “liking” a candidate’s Facebook page, tweeting their thoughts about a political platform, or signing a virtual petition -- they view their activities as influencing the functions of government (participation) or as communication with others.


CPC Senior Fellows David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt in the UD Messenger

UD alumnus and CPC Senior Fellow David Plouffe, former senior adviser and campaign manager for President Obama, is featured in the University of Delaware Messenger.

Plouffe

CPC Senior Fellow Steven Schmidt delivers life message to UD undergraduates at his own graduation:

Schmidt-Messenger

 


CPC Newsletter - RUMBLINGS from the Epicenter - Spring 2013

Rumblings 2013

NATIONAL AGENDA SPEAKER SERIES 2012National Agenda 2012

ELECTION AFTERMATH

with DAVID PLOUFFE and STEVE SCHMIDT

Visit WWW.UDEL.EDU/NATIONALAGENDA

NATIONAL AGENDA PUBLIC OPINION PROJECT

VOTER ID AND RACE - National Survey Shows Support for Voter ID Laws Strongest Among Those with Negative Attitudes Toward African Americans

Research by CPC faculty David Wilson, Paul Brewer

July 17, 2012 – A new National Agenda Opinion Poll by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication reveals support for voter identification laws is strongest among Americans who harbor negative sentiments toward African Americans.The survey reveals strong partisan and ideological divisions on a "racial resentment" scale used in the study.

Republicans and conservatives have the highest "racial resentment" scores, and Democrats and liberals have the lowest; Independents and moderates are in the middle. Democrats and liberals are least supportive of voter ID laws, whereas Republicans and conservatives are most supportive.

Read more about it…

 

HEALTH CARE MANDATE - National Survey Shows Public Is Deeply Divided on Health Insurance Mandate

Research by CPC faculty David Wilson, Paul Brewer

June 22, 2012 – As the United States Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, a new National Agenda Opinion Poll by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication reveals Americans are divided along party and ideology lines on a key provision of the law. Democrats and liberals overwhelmingly favor insurance mandates at both the federal and state levels, whereas large majorities of Republicans and conservatives oppose either type of mandate.

Read more about it…

 

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENTS AND POLITICS - BLUE HEN POLL

New poll of UD students reveals political engagement and voting plans. (Click image for poll results on political engagement. Click here for complete Blue Hen Poll results on all topics.)

BHP Student Partisanship

The Blue Hen Poll is a product of the undergraduate class of Center for Political Communication Coordinator of Public Opinion Initiatives Dr. David C. Wilson.

 

NATIONAL AGENDA PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

OCCUPY WALL STREET - National Survey Shows Fox News Viewers are Least Informed, Most Negative, About OWS
February 15, 2012 - Research by CPC faculty Paul Brewer, Dannagal Young

OCCUPY WALL STREET?
MANY AMERICANS KNOW LITTLE OR NOTHING ABOUT IT
January 30, 2012 - research by CPC faculty Paul Brewer, Dannagal Young

Heard/Know about OWS?

 

A new national University of Delaware study reveals that four months since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, almost one in five Americans have heard nothing at all about it. Even among those who are aware of the movement, one third cannot identify the protest’s main message.

Also see "IN THE NEWS" for media references to this research.

 

WINTER 2012 NEWSLETTER

Rumblings

NATIONAL AGENDA PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

MEDIA COVERAGE OF IOWA CAUCUSES AFFECTS PERCEPTIONS OF CANDIDATES
January 17, 2012 - study by CPC faculty Paul Brewer, Philip Jones, Dannagal Young


GLOBAL AGENDA 2012 SPEAKER SERIES


NJ GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE AT UD - WATCH HERE

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AT UD - WATCH HERE


Excellence in Writing contest

 

 

CPC STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

Provost Tom Apple presented writing awards on November 2, 2011, to:

writing logoWilliam B. Humphrey - Honors senior, majoring in Political Science & International Relations, with minors in Political Communication, History and Geography.
Read his essay: "Real Problem in Congress"


Levi Sikes writing logo- Honors junior, majoring in English, with minors in Political Science and Interactive Media.
Read his essay: "Something Like Wishful Thinking"




POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS

The Center for Political Communication in association with the University of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players, supported the world premiere of an original play, April-May, 2011.


And a weekend symposium on politics and entertainment:
"BREAKING BOUNDARIES"
- April 2011


A crowded field in politics with connections to the University of Delaware.
From left: Howard Dean (former Democratic National Committee chairman), Steve Schmidt (former UD student, campaign strategist for John McCain and Senior Fellow of the Center for Political Communication), Ralph Begleiter (Director of the CPC), Patti Solis Doyle (former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden), Vice President Joe Biden (UD '65), David Wilson (CPC faculty, Political Science & International Relations), Governor Chris Christie (UD '84), Lindsay Hoffman (CPC faculty, Communication), David Plouffe (former campaign manager for Barack Obama, UD '10), Karl Rove (former deputy White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush), Wolf Blitzer, CNN Washington.
Political illustration by Don McElroy, UD '00.




University of Delaware hosts Delaware Debates 2010

- Center for Political Communication is co-host for nationally-televised debate at UD

- Unexpected result in Delaware primary for U.S. Senate highlights UD's "epicenter of politics" role

- CPC faculty take on role as national media resource





In 2008, a revolution in political communication unleashed new ways to foster citizen engagement through social networking technologies such as Facebook, blogs, text messaging and non-traditional media. The result was a new style of political communication that is spreading globally. Studying these changes requires multi-dimensional scholarship, which is at the heart of the Center for Political Communication, drawing from Political Science, Communication, Sociology, Anthropology, History and Psychology, among other disciplines.

The Center for Political Communication consolidates faculty expertise in emerging communication technologies, to explore their effects on elections and policy debates, to establish graduate and undergraduate research opportunities, and to encourage public engagement.

The Center promotes research in politics, policy and new technologies in political communication, both in the United States and internationally. It supports events designed to engage students, scholars, media and the public.

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