Politlcal Polls Were Unable To Predict 2016 Election Results

CBS DFW Originally Posted: November 9, 2016 There is shock and awe among many Americans today who woke to find a different candidate headed to the White House than even the experts predicted. Dr. Matthew Wilson, an associate professor of Political at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has some opinions as to what turned the tide in the election. Wilson said the 2016 election is one that will be studied for a long time. And that it revealed a range of problems with everything from the polling industry, to which states are in play, to who is mostly likely to vote. Wilson says the presidential election not only jarred millions of American voters but was also a shock the people who specialize in predicting the outcomes. [...]

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How the FBI’s Clinton decision might swing DFW Texas House races

Star Telegram Originally Posted: November 7, 2016 FBI Director James Comey’s Sunday surprise also sent Texas campaigns back to work. State and local Republicans, breathing easy after an FBI investigation trimmed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead, now must work anew to turn out downballot voters in case the presidential election seems decided by Tuesday. One or two Texas House seats in Dallas County currently held by Republicans might swing to Democratic challengers if Clinton regains any of the momentum she had before Oct. 28. That’s when Comey abruptly announced a review of new evidence in a lingering investigation into whether Clinton or her staff mishandled classified information. READ MORE

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Read the Latest Inside Dedman College, Fall 2016 Newsletter

Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop

A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete

Tower Center Originally Posted: October 27, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries to discuss his experience with the Tower Scholars Program and the SMU men’s soccer team. Jeffries is majoring in economics, history and public policy with minors in philosophy and public policy and international affairs. His directed research project is with Hunt Mexico looking at the cross-border electricity trade between the U.S. and Mexico. READ MORE

By | October 28th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete

Blue states voting red? Political Science professor Cal Jillson on CNN

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks to CNN about the possibility of historically blue states voting for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. WATCH https://youtu.be/Q9TZvZIIbj8

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SMU to host early voting Oct. 31, Nov. 1

SMU News Originally Posted: October 26, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Early voting for Dallas County residents will be available on the SMU campus Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.  The polling place at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, and free parking will be available in the Binkley and Moody parking garages to accommodate early voters. “It can be hard for students living on campus to find the time and transportation to get to off-campus polling places on election day, so we’re very pleased the Dallas County Commissioners chose to locate an early-voting site at SMU,” said Brad Cheves, SMU vice president for development and external affairs.  “This encourages our students to participate in [...]

Analysts Doubt Texas Is A Toss-Up State

CBS News Originally Posted: October 24, 2016 Despite Donald Trump’s tightening poll numbers in Texas, Republicans like Cathie Adams, say their confidence isn’t shaken. “I think he’s going to win Texas hands-down. I don’t trust the polls, but I do trust Texans, and I love Texans and I think Texans can think for themselves and we don’t have to look at a poll to know how to vote,” said Adams. But Democrats like Rhonda Glenn are optimistic about Hillary Clinton’s chances. READ MORE

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Texas no longer solid Republican

WOAI Originally Posted: October 20, 2016 A Fox News electoral vote map now lists Texas as 'leans Republicans,' not the 'solid Republican' that the state has been for decades. 18 states remain 'solid Republican,' including much of the Mountain West, the deep south and Indiana and West Virginia. But the shift of what has been the most Republican state in the union out of the 'solid Republican' list is an indication of several trends, most notably the rising Hispanic population in Texas and the inability of Donald Trump to connect with that population. Cal Jillson, a political analyst at SMU, says this doesn't mean that Texas is 'turning Blue,' meaning leaning Democrat, but he does say it does show cracks in the solid Republican facade. [...]

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Politics: 3rd debate quick analysis

SMU News Originally Posted: October 20, 2016 (This is a section of a larger SMU news release. To read the full analysis CLICK HERE) TRUMP’S REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ELECTION’S OUTCOME A HUGE ERROR MATTHEW WILSON jmwilson@smu.edu On Trump refusing to say he’d accept the election’s outcome… “The biggest moment of this debate will be Trump’s equivocation on whether he’d accept the results of the election. That will dominate media coverage and is probably the final nail in the coffin of his campaign. It does, though, feed the conspiratorial grievance of the supporters who will watch the TV network that he likely plans to launch.” “Refusing to say he’ll accept the results of the election is bad for Trump. He needs to go along with Pence [...]

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What solutions does religion offer for racial tensions?

SMU News Originally Posted: October 19, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – As the nation grapples with simmering racial tensions, SMU’s new Center for Faith and Learning is gathering a panel of sociologists and religious scholars for a timely discussion, “Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, or Something Else?” on Thursday, Oct. 27, to explore what role Christianity can play in solving these old challenges. “We want to demonstrate that the new center will speak to academically and socially relevant questions,” said Center for Faith and Learning director Matthew Wilson. “Race relations in America would be an example of something that is of academic interests to people in a lot of different disciplines and also really important to our society. This panel will look at the Black [...]

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