BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo political scientist is
available to comment on President Obama's visit to Buffalo Thursday
during a stop on his "White House to Main Street Tour."
According to Joshua Dyck, assistant professor of political
science and an expert on voter behavior, Obama's visit will be
exciting for Democrats and political observers, but it is unlikely
to have any immediate impact on the Western New York economy or the
state budget crisis.
In fact, the research on presidential visits show that they have
very modest impacts on elections -- and that modest impact is seen
at the height of campaign season, not six months before, Dyck
Dyck's full commentary is available on UB's "NewsTips" website
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