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How political scientists got Trump exactly wrong

Gruber, Lloyd (2016) How political scientists got Trump exactly wrong. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jun 2016). Website.

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One of the major casualties of the 2016 election season has been the reputation of political science, a discipline whose practitioners had largely dismissed Donald Trump’s chances of gaining the Republican nomination. Lloyd Gruber describes just how wrong political scientists were about Trump, and explains why they should have been able to predict his success. Looking ahead to the fall general election, he questions whether voters will want Trump’s trigger-happy fingers on America’s nuclear button and suggests the remoteness of a Trump presidency is what had made it safe for primary voters to support him.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:22

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