Category: News Tracking

Bernie Sanders on His Expression During Hillary Clinton’s Speech: ‘I’m Not Always a Smiley Kind of Guy’

Melissa Chan, TIME – July 31, 2016

Bernie Sanders on Sunday pinned his stoic expression during Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on the fact that he’s “not always a smiley kind of guy.” The Vermont senator was mocked on social media after Clinton, his former challenger for the Democratic nomination for president, praised him as she delivered her acceptance speech last week.

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Pre-Primary News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race: Trump’s Rise, Sanders’ Emergence, Clinton’s Struggle

Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard University Shorenstein Center – June 14, 2016

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 presidential candidates in the year leading up to the primaries. This crucial period, labeled “the invisible primary” by political scientists, is when candidates try to lay the groundwork for a winning campaign—with media exposure often playing a make or break role.

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In Hillary Clinton’s Run, the ‘Woman Card’ Works in Surprising Ways. Here’s How.

Kelly Dittmar and Melissa Deckman, Washington Post – June 10, 2016

This week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the nomination for president by one of the two major U.S. political parties, once again raising the question of whether women should vote for Clinton because she is a woman. Underlying that question is another one: Does the experience of inequity bind women together — even enough to unite them at the ballot box?

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Hillary Clinton Splits Younger, Older Democratic Women

Maeve Reston and Gabe Ramirez, CNN – June 10, 2016

When Hillary Clinton became the first woman to clinch the nomination of a major political party, she marked the moment as a milestone. But many of the millennial women supporting Bernie Sanders weren’t celebrating this week.

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I’m Not With Her: Why Millennial Women are Weary of Hillary Clinton

Angelina Chapin, The Guardian – May 23, 2016

For the first time in its history, America is close to electing a female president, yet many women from across the political spectrum don’t like Clinton. It’s true that, as a whole, women support her more than both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, but that support is not nearly as overwhelming as black voter support was for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Millennial women, for example,prefer Sanders to Clinton and 49% of American women give the secretary of state an unfavorable rating.

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White Male Democrats Have Disproportionately Voted Against Hillary Clinton for Eight Years Running

Philip Bump, The Washington Post – May 5, 2016

One of the groups that votes against Hillary Clinton most consistently is white men. In 20 of 23 contests for which we have exit poll data, white men have preferred Sanders to Clinton. (The three exceptions were Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee, all states where Clinton did very well.) In Vermont, Sanders saw one of his most dominant demographic performances: White men in the state favored him by 83 percentage points over Clinton.

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Young Women are Unfollowing 1 Presidential Hopeful More than the Others

AOL – May 3, 2016

Social media has proved to be extremely important in the 2016 election — especially for the Republican and Democratic front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who both have over 6 million followers on Twitter. A new study by researchers at the University of Rochester examines the trends of who has followed then unfollowed Trump and Clinton on Twitter between September 2015 and March 2016 and how this is effecting the presidential race.

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