News Stories relating to "vote"
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals
use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can...
Friday, September 14, 2012
The fearless dominance associated with psychopathy
may be an important predictor of U.S. presidential performance.
On the Medical Xpress website, Carol Clark relates the following story: "After a gunman shot him in the chest in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt went...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Why do the elderly support politicians who want to do away with Medicare and Social Security? Scientists say this is because a specific area of the brain has deteriorated or is damaged.
By examining patients with various forms of brain damage, researchers have pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WHERE you vote may determine WHO you vote for
. Passersby who stopped to answer surveys taken next to churches in the Netherlands and England reported themselves to be more politically conservative and more negative toward non-Christians than did people who were...
Monday, December 5, 2011
There's a reason why politicians sometimes find it hard to talk. Rick Perry’s failure to remember the name of one of the federal agencies he would abolish if elected president, namely the Department of Energy, was most likely an example of a very common phenomenon called "Tip of the Tongue" phenomenon or TOT."
Thursday, October 27, 2011
When it comes to voter preference, the issues count
. But some may pull the handle for a more primal reason: Physical fitness and stature against an opponent.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
says he will run again in November. Will the tea party candidates
trump him? They complain a lot about the government, but their candidates don't always win, and we know why: Contented people are more likely to vote than...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Does your personality influence who you voted for? The short answer is yes, no matter whether you vote Democratic or Republican. And how did the astronauts on board the ISS cast their votes? By email from space!
According to psychologist John Mayer, as Americans go to the polls in record numbers to vote for the next US president, some...
Monday, September 22, 2008
A longtime pollster says that media polls are not used touncover the "will" or thoughts of the public, but rather tomanufacture a "public opinion" that grabs the attention ofjournalists and can be used to fill media news holes.
In the 13 years David Moore worked for the Gallup Poll, helearned he learned some things about how polls really...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
OK, we know a lot of the things we do are directed by our genes?but VOTING? And why are polls so often wrong?
According to a new study, the decision to vote is partly genetic. Researchers James H. Fowler, Christopher T. Dawes and Laura A. Baker have identified a link between two specific genes and political participation. They show that...
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Conventional wisdom says that people become politically more conservative as they age, but sociologists say this isn't true.
Researchers Nicholas L. Danigelis and Stephen J. Cutler base this new conclusion on data from 25 surveys done between 1972 and 2004 that measured the changes in attitudes that occur within specific groups at...
Friday, January 25, 2008
Does negative political advertising really work? Most of us hate those ads, but one political scientist calls them a "multi-vitamin for the democratic process."
Political scientist Kenneth Goldstein says that attack ads spark voters' interest and participation. According to Goldstein, "There's this gut reaction that if a political...
Monday, December 17, 2007
Once the presidential candidates are finally chosen, we're all bracing ourselves for the negative TV advertising that we hate so much. Why do political parties place these ads? The reason is simple: they work.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
As the 2008 Presidential election campaign moves into full throttle, people are again concerned about voting machines. How much can we trust our government? It turns out this isn't the first time this has happened. Historian Bryan Pfaffenberger reminds us that "There's an almost exact parallel between the debate we're having today concerning...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
We're already starting to hear about possible candidates for the 2008 presidential election, even though voting is more than a year away. In the last elections, people worried that their votes weren't counted. Will this cause people not to bother to vote?maybe not even to register?
Campaigns historically have focused on turning out...
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
In these months before the Presidential election, when would-be Democratic candidates are campaigning furiously, it's interesting to note that few of them seem to be appealing to the U.S. Muslim vote. This is because, despite Republican-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, most U.S. Muslims vote Republican. According to the Council on...
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Just in time for the upcoming Presidential election, computer scientists are saying that the new electronic voting machines can be hacked. Several states have already purchased these machines.
Celeste Biever writes in New Scientist that the Diebold Electronic voting machines are designed so that the votes are recorded on memory cards...