BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two University at Buffalo political science
professors are available as expert sources for analysis of Super
Tuesday Republican presidential primaries and the candidates still
in the race.
-- Joshua J. Dyck, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science, University at
-- James E. Campbell, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University at
Video interviews with Campbell and Dyck (pronounced "Dick") are
available below and on the university's FTP site upon request.
"At this point, the odds of a Romney nomination may be better
than two to one, but this election is far from over," Dyck says.
"Ron Paul could run a very important and damaging third-party
candidacy if he wanted to. His supporters are true believers and
are more amped up than any of the other candidates'
"Despite the protracted and bitter Republican nomination
contest, the 2012 election at this time seems to slightly favor the
Republicans," Campbell says. "Head-to-head hypothetical preference
polls pitting President Obama against each of the possible
Republicans are meaningless. My published historical analysis of
preference polls, even in June of the election year, indicates that
they are unrelated to the actual election outcome."
James E. Campbell is a nationally recognized expert on campaigns
and elections, voting behavior, American political parties,
American macro-politics, election forecasting, public opinion,
political participation, presidential politics,
presidential/congressional relations and electoral systems. He is
the author of four books, more than 60 book chapters and scores of
journal articles on these subjects. He is frequently quoted by
major national publications on election issues and is known for
robust research findings "you can hang your hat on." Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jcampbel.
Joshua J. Dyck is an election commentator who studies American
politics with a focus on public opinion, political geography,
direct democracy, voting behavior and state politics. His work has
appeared in many leading scholarly journals including the Journal
of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research
Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and
American Politics Research. He is also is the co-editor of The
Guide to State Politics and Policy with Richard Niemi of the
University of Rochester, currently under contract with CQ Press.
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