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Handshakes That Grab Respect

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A firm, friendly handshake with good eye contact shows self-confidence. And far more than you realize, you unconsciously judge others by the way they shake your hand.

Do Early-Stage Candidate Favorability Ratings Matter?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

The fact that candidate favorability is somewhat stable during the primary process doesn't mean it's ultimately a significant predictor of the general election outcome.

Are the Republican Presidential Candidates Weak?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

It's true that the current GOP presidential field lacks a widely praised figure who is held in esteem by both Democrats and Republicans. It's not clear, however, that the absence of such a figure will matter.

Sarah Palin's Poll Numbers Get Even Worse

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted January 14-16 finds that perceptions of Palin have declined significantly since October.