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Youth vote in America: Why these teens say low voter turnout days are done

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Why do young people hold some of the lowest voter turnout levels in the U.S.? Is it really their fault? NewsHour’s teen reporters talk about the youth vote in America and why the 2018 elections could see young people voting in historic numbers. Continue reading

#MonitoringTheMidterms: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh wraps up

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Use this lesson with your students to discuss Thursday’s news that the FBI has wrapped up their investigation on sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading

Polling Pitfalls – Lesson Plan

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What do people need to consider when evaluating public opinion polls? After viewing The Poll Dance, students will examine important aspects of valid polling and evaluate three polls. Continue reading

Jill Stein and the role of third party candidates in presidential elections

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The third party candidate Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party says she remains the only candidate in the presidential race who is not corrupted by lobbyists’ money, corporate money or super PACs. Continue reading

What do early election polls tell us?

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History has shown that early opinion poll numbers often do not predict the candidates that will ultimately win their party’s nomination going into a presidential election.
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