Farnsworth Quoted in News Media

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several current national and international news stories, including the following:

American expert to deliver public lecture on ‘tackling’ fake news (The Sun Daily)

Avoid “Junk Food” News (The Star Online)

Voter registration is up in Virginia — and that could be bad news for the GOP (Salon)

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

When it Comes to Small-Dollar Donations, Democrats Are Out-Raising Republicans (WVTF)

Voter registration is up in Virginia — and that could be bad news for the GOP (Salon)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, told WAMU that the new voter registrations in that state likely favor Democrats. “Younger people vote 60-40 for Democrats, and groups moving to Virginia tend to be less Republican than those already here,” Farnsworth told the NPR affiliate.

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Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

“Our presidential nomination system looks to be a mash up of ‘Survivor,’ where you’re voting people off the island, and March Madness basketball brackets,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and author of multiple books on presidential communication. 

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‘Really dangerous’: Trump and our national division (Virginia Mercury)

“My personal view is that the country’s about a lot more than the president,” Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor told me.

“Jamestown is about the core history of Virginia. And the disagreement among Democrats about whether or not to participate demonstrates the potential problems of the proposed boycott. … You don’t see widespread boycotts of the State of the Union. Who knows, that might be next?”

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