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December 17, 2013
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Mitt Romney’s Face Looks Different to Republicans and Democrats

Political opinions can influence how people perceive a candidate’s facial characteristics   COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study suggests that political bias can influence how people perceive the facial characteristics of a presidential candidate – even after seeing his face on … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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For Presidential Candidates, Image May Trump Debate Issues

The wide swings in debate performances by this year’s presidential candidates reflect the fact that in modern campaigns, a candidate’s image is the message, according to linguistic anthropologists who have studied presidential campaigns. Candidates send important messages to voters through … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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UA’s Kate Kenski Tracks Election Through Talking Points, Tweets

Kate Kenski, an associate professor in the UA communication department, is studying the 2012 election using talking points, Twitter feeds and also jokes. Election season is to politics-watchers as tax season is to accountants. There are polls to follow, debates … Continue reading

October 7, 2012
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Among Voters Lacking Strong Party Preferences, Obama Faces 20 Percent Handicap Due to Race Bias

An online study of eligible voters around the country revealed that preferences for whites over blacks among the least politically-partisan voters are strong enough to have substantial impact on their presidential candidate preference. Among these voters, race biases against Barack … Continue reading