John Sides

John Sides appears in the following:

'Momentum' By Any Other Name...

Friday, April 01, 2016

Every election, you hear a lot about a candidate having or losing "momentum." What does it mean? Almost anything, and therefore nothing.

Who Showed Up at the Polls?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the last few days "turnout" became a favorite word among pundits. Who would show up to the polls this year? And how would that turnout affect the race? John Sides is a professor of political science at George Washington University and the co-author of "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential election." Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.


Why Conventions Matter

Friday, September 07, 2012

For many reporters, covering conventions is a chore. Literally, a chore - something that an authority makes you do even though it's unpleasant and seems pointless. But conventions do matter -- to voters at least. Brooke talks with political scientist John Sides who says that the post-convention polls you'll be seeing next week are a pretty good indicator of who's going to win.  


Political Scientists Cover the Election in a New Book, Published in Real Time

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

In a new approach to finding out how politicians win elections,"The Gamble," a book by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck, offers a real time analysis of the election. The e-book is being u...

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