2020 Presidential Election

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Two Central New York political science professors say the Democratic primary is now a two-candidate race following the results from Super Tuesday.  Shana Gadarian from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and Jonathan Parent from LeMoyne College spoke to Scott Willis in the studio as part of WAER’s 2020 Focus on Elections.  Biden enjoyed a surge of support, but Gadarian says it’s still early to declare an official frontrunner.


Many New Yorkers had their eyes on Iowa, as that state starts the selection process for presidential nominees. One local political scientist says there a few things to look for.

Bloomberg for President? How Much Catching-up Does He Have to Do?

Nov 25, 2019

A SUNY Cortland Political Science professor sees Michael Bloomberg’s quest for the Democratic presidential nomination as a long shot.  Bob Spitzer says the former New York City Mayor faces an uphill battle because of his late entry into the race, and a strategy to skip the early primaries.