Category Archives: Center for Leadership and Media Studies

As Talk Of Impeachment Dominates, Politics Stay Local In Virginia (WAMU)

Nationwide, recent polls show public opinion shifting in favor of impeachment. Political scientist Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says that could be a problem for the GOP in local races. “The opportunity to get out from under the conversation about Donald Trump has been a real challenge, and that creates a very difficult environment for Republicans regardless of their own personal ideologies,” Farnsworth says.

Link to report

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies, continues to provide commentary on national political stories. New Poll: In Virginia, Trump Trails All 2020 Democratic Candidates (NPR) Out-of-State Donors, Business Interests Help Fund Virginia’s Elections (NPR) Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Support Marijuana Legalization (NPR) Poll: Biden favorite among Va. voters, [...] The post Farnsworth Comments in the National News appeared first on EagleEye.

Biden Leads Democratic Nomination in Virginia, UMW Survey Finds

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a substantial lead over his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination in Virginia, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey.

Biden was the favorite of 23 percent of registered voters in the survey, with 9 percent favoring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 9 percent favoring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. In addition, 5 percent favored California Sen. Kamala Harris and 4 percent favored South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, according to the poll, which was conducted Sept. 3-15 for UMW by Research America Inc.

Link to news release

Trump Trails Leading Democratic Candidates, UMW Survey Shows

Four prominent Democratic presidential candidates hold double-digit leads over President Donald Trump in hypothetical 2020 election contests in Virginia, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey.

The survey, conducted Sept. 3-15 for UMW by Research America Inc., found former Vice President Joe Biden had a 55 percent to 37 percent margin over Trump among all respondents. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had a 53 to 38 percent margin over Trump, as did Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. California Sen. Kamala Harris, the fourth Democratic candidate considered in the Virginia survey, had a 50 percent to 38 percent margin over the president.

Link to news release

UMW poll shows Trump lagging in Virginia (Daily Press)

“The latest Mary Washington survey demonstrates that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle in Virginia next year against a range of possible challengers,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington and director of its Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Link to report

Farnsworth Lectures in Washington to Norwegian Seminar

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “The Competing Visions of the American Political System: Building Public and Private Spheres,” at the Norwegian Washington Seminar in Washington, D.C. The program brings roughly 20 mid-career professionals from Norway for a two week program on American politics and culture.