A Q&A with Eitan Hersh on What Happened in the 2016 Election

Publication date 
November 10, 2016

Assistant Professor Eitan Hersh, who studies civic participation and voting behavior, sits down with Mike Cummings of Yale News to discuss the Donald Trump victory. 

He looks at the inaccuracies of the polls, the Clinton campaign ground game, Trump’s messaging, and the growing force of hobby voters. He makes suggestions for Democrats in blue states to work more on their state issues and less on the federal level, and thinks that at least in the primary process the parties should become more elitist.   See full article here.

Everyday Democrats and Republicans in the electorate can vote on electing delegates to state conventions, but we need to restore the power of the parties to choose their nominees.

Area of study 
Political Behavior