Meet the potential future first ladies or gentlemen

May 15, 2019
first ladies and gentlemen

While they do not have any special powers under the U.S. Constitution, the spouses of presidents certainly have the power of influence.

During her husband’s time in office, Eleanor Roosevelt held regular press conferences and lobbied for civil rights.

When Betty Ford talked publicly about her mastectomy, she prompted a jump in breast cancer diagnoses from women self-examining.

Nancy Reagan is well-known for starting the “Just Say No” campaign against drug use, while Barbara Bush championed literacy.

What people want to know about presidential candidates, according to Google

Mar 07, 2019
Google searches for presidential candidates

More than a dozen candidates have thrown their hat into the 2020 presidential ring. Many voters probably still don’t recognize all the candidates’ names – let alone their policy platforms.

Google searches shed some light on what people are most interested to know about the candidates. According to Google Trends, here are the top searches related to candidates’ names in January and February 2019 (excluding terms such as “2020” and “president”).

The following list is ordered by which candidate’s name had the most search traffic overall.

Who will run for president in 2020?

Dec 01, 2017
presidential candidate debate podiums

The New Hampshire presidential primary is more than two years away, but potential Democratic candidates are already testing the waters by visiting New Hampshire, hiring political consultants, and forming PACs. Here’s a summary of possible challengers for President Donald Trump:

Poll puts Kasich ahead of Trump in presidential primary

Aug 10, 2017
Trump and Kasich

An August poll from the American Research Group, Inc. found 52% of respondents would vote for Ohio Governor John Kasich if a presidential primary was held in New Hampshire tomorrow.  40% would vote for current President Donald Trump, and 8% were undecided. 

Does NH deserve to keep its first-in-the-nation primary?

Jul 08, 2016

The Republican National Committee is reevaluating having the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire for the 2020 election cycle.

Why NH’s 2016 primary is unpredictable

Feb 01, 2016

According to a recent study from the University of New Hampshire, the state’s population has changed a lot since the 2008 and 2012 presidential primaries. 

Does your lawn sign matter?

Jan 26, 2016

According to a recent study published in Electoral Studies, lawn signs can have a small impact on election outcomes. 

This is contrary to the opinion of many campaign workers that lawn signs make no difference whatsoever.

Most important issues this primary?

Dec 15, 2015

According to the most recent poll conducted by the UNH Survey Center, foreign policy or national security, including terrorism, are the most important issues to New Hampshire voters this presidential primary season.

50% of Republicans and 23% of Democrats identified national security as the most important issue when choosing a presidential candidate. The second most important issue was jobs and the economy, chosen by 18% of Democrats and Republicans.

Who's buying presidential ads?

Dec 08, 2015

Independent groups that are not formally affiliated with campaigns can spend unlimited amounts on advertisements this presidential primary season. That outside spending can make a big difference.

For example, did you know Chris Christie supporters have spent more than three times the amount Christie's official campaign has spent?

Here's another interesting fact: if you combine campaign spending and independent/outside spending, Jeb Bush and his supporters have spent the most money in this campaign.


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