The 2020 Presidential Election is in Full Swing – and We have a Team of Experts to Help You from Now Until NovemberJanuary 31, 20202 min read
The election is on. In fact, it’s as if the campaign of the 2016 election has never come to a finish. U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy of constant rallies, speeches and campaign stops has essentially meant the Republican incumbent has been on the stump for the better part of almost five years now.
On the other side, at one time last year, there were more than two dozen contenders vying for the right to represent the Democrats. That field has been whittled down to about half of that, and it is expected to continue shrinking now that primaries are in play and the financial costs of keeping up will become a reality.
So, if there were to be an actual starting point for the November election – this week could be it.
On Monday, the Iowa Caucus kicks off what could be months of rigorous and aggressive campaigning for Democrats. The winner Monday will have a huge boost, but after that it’ll be all eyes on New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and then Super Tuesday.
Also, this week, the President will deliver the State of the Union. The timing of this speech could be the change of channel the President needs as the clouds of impeachment linger. As well, the speech and the huge audience it gathers could set the tone of what's to come on the campaign trail.
For political junkies and journalists – it is going to be a busy nine months. And if you are a reporter covering the primaries, politics and the presidential election – then let our experts help.
The team from FAU can help with a variety of topics that will inevitably be part of or influence the policies and platforms of each party and candidate.
- Kevin Wagner's research and teaching interests include presidential and judicial politics, political behavior and legislative behavior. He is also a research fellow of the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI).
- Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.
- Kelly Shannon specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the Middle East and the 20th century.
- Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change. He also oversees FAU's quarterly environmental poll.
All of these experts from Florida Atlantic University are available to help with any of your questions or coverage – simply click on an expert’s icon to arrange an interview today.
Kevin Wagner, Ph.D. Professor and Department Chair
Kevin Wagner's research and teaching interests include judicial politics, political behavior and legislative behavior
Robert Rabil, Ph.D. Professor
Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.
Colin Polsky, Ph.D. Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.
Kelly Shannon, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Peace, Justice, & Human Rights (PJHR)
Kelly Shannon, Ph.D., specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations with the Islamic world and women's human rights.