University of Mary Washington political scientist Stephen Farnsworth tells Axios the numbers are mostly a reflection of the contentious political environment. "Voters are increasingly drawn to their partisan champions and hostile to the other side," he said. "That's long affected presidential approval ratings, and it increasingly looks to be shaping approval and disapproval of Virginia governors as well."
"I think in the last several days we have learned a lot of new information about the Justice Department in terms of the subpoenas they have issued and the people who are willing to testify," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.
“There’s no doubt Jon Stewart made much more of a splash in public discourse 20 years ago than he’s making today,” Stephen Farnsworth, co-author of a book about late-night TV shows during the Trump era, told Bloomberg.
“It is a sign of weakness and disrespect for the voters for candidates to skip debates,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington and expert on media and politics. He told News 4′s he’s seeing a trend among candidates and incumbents across the country.
“There’s no question that environmental issues are far more critical for younger voters,” said Steven Farnsworth, the political scientist who is director of University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies in Virginia. “This has been going on since the first Earth Day. It has to do with the fact that younger people are going to be on this planet longer than older people.”