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2016 Republican Primary

Public Attention and Winning a Presidential Nomination

Dr. Colin Swearingen | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Colin Swearingen

Co-authored by Dr. Elizabeth Stiles, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Carroll University. Donald Trump's GOP primary victory took man...

Trump is the Message; America is the Medium

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

Photo: Marc Nozell Americans stopped truly regarding ourselves some time ago--that is, looking at both the good and the bad of us. Instead, we took ...

How Donald Trump Can Win the 2016 Presidential Election

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

With the 2016 presidential election now appearing to be a match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, many Democrats are breathing a deep sigh ...

5 Things We've Learned About Republicans

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Over the past 12 months we've learned that while Republicans are angry, they do not have their act together. Unless there is a radical change in American politics, Democrats should prevail in the 2016 presidential election.

Obama Savages GOP Candidates' Economic Plans: They 'Defy Logic'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama has some strong words about the economic proposals of the Republicans vying to succeed him. “If you look at the platforms, th...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Voters Aren’t Likely To Go For A Third Party Presidential Candidate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Independent and third-party candidates face overwhelming challenges in getting voters’ support, even if they polling well. Donald Trump’s polling ...

Make Trump Great Again!

Frida Berrigan | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Trying to explain The Donald Phenomenon to my kids is a lost cause from the start. It's not that I should teach my kids about him, but that my kids could teach him a thing or two about how to be a good person. Maybe what we need to do is take Donald Trump back to toddler town.

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Ted Cruz Probably Can't Save The GOP Establishment From Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

The GOP establishment seems convinced that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) could stop the insurgent presidential front-runner Donald Trump, if only Ohio Gov. ...

Donald Trump Warns There Could Be Riots If He Isn't GOP Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although he is leading the Republican primary race by a wide margin, casino mogul Donald Trump is still far from winning the 1,237 deleg...

This Is The Mistake That Cost Marco Rubio The Election

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marco Rubio, who lost the Florida primary Tuesday night and dropped out of the presidential race, staked his presidential campaign on a ...

HUFFPOLLSTER: John Kasich And Donald Trump Are Tied In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics

Gov. John Kasich is running a close race in his home state, but Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t faring so well in Florida. Tuesday’s states will have a big...

On National Security, GOP Candidates Aren't Very Good With the Facts

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (and Kasich) want to show the American people that they would be wise stewards of America's foreign relations. And yet whenever foreign policy is discussed in these debates, they hurt themselves as soon as they open up their mouths.

HUFFPOLLSTER: The 2016 Candidates Might Be The Least Popular Ever

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics

Opinions of the 2016 candidates are among the lowest ever for presidential contenders. Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric is dividing the Republican Part...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz And John Kasich Battle For Second Place In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lead in Michigan, but John Kasich could provide a challenge for Trump. If Trump doesn’t win in Ohio and Florida nex...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Voters Dump Marco Rubio For Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics

Ted Cruz is beginning to look like the viable alternative to Donald Trump. His gain is Marco Rubio's loss. And GOP voters are about equally willing to...

Mitt Romney Would Vote For A Write-In Over Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics

The remaining GOP presidential candidates have all pledged to support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee, but Mitt Romney isn't making ...

Ben Carson Formally Suspends Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is officially suspending his presidential campaign, he announced during a speech at the Conser...

HUFFPOLLSTER: The GOP Race For Delegates Is A Hot Mess

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

The delegate math is starting to stack up in Trump’s favor, but he likely wouldn’t get a majority of the delegates until June. Five states and Pue...

Marco Rubio's Attacks On Trump University Are Breathtakingly Hypocritical

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

For the past week, Donald Trump's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have slammed the GOP front-runner for his association with Trump U...

HUFFPOLLSTER: What Super Tuesday Exit Polls Tell Us About The State Of The Race

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

There weren’t any shocking twists on Super Tuesday: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won big. Ted Cruz also had a decent night. Marco Rubio didn’t...

Donald Trump Has Gone From Being The GOP's Crazy Uncle To Its Existential Threat

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

During fall 2011, Mitt Romney decided to take time off the campaign trail to pay a visit to midtown Manhattan. Carefully evading the press, he ducked ...

Ted Cruz Won His Home State, At Least

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the primary in Texas on Tuesday, staving off what could have been an embarrassing defeat to business mo...

The Republican Race and the Politics of Unintended Consequences

Terry Newell | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

The rise of Trump and Cruz is the result of political miscalculation -- the failure of the Republican party to think long term about the implications of a strategy and its possible unintended consequences.

Polls Show Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Ahead In Super Tuesday States

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a massive lead over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) heading into Super Tuesday -- the day th...