Dr. Michael McDonald

George Mason University

Michael McDonald is an associate professor of government and politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University.

Dr. Michael McDonald appears in the following:

With One in Three Voters Still Undecided, A Look at the 'Persuadables'

Thursday, October 28, 2010

With just five days left until mid-term elections, Republicans and Democrats alike going to be making lots phone calls and knocking on lots of doors, trying to reach out and talk to undecided voters — or as they’re called in polling circles, “persuadables.” That little semantic shift that reveals how desirable these voters are and what lengths a campaign will go to in order to get them. 

But who are these persuadables? And what exactly do they need to be persuaded?

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voter turnout

Monday, November 03, 2008

Record numbers of Americans voted early this year. Michael McDonald, a voting expert and professor at George Mason University, analyzes what we know about those early votes, and what they say about what will happen tomorrow.