The 2012 Election: Predictions and Views from MU Political Scientists


Political mavens of many types have been sharing their insights and predictions about the 2012 election for nearly a year, usually emphasizing how ongoing events influence candidate strategy, voter response, and the policies we are likely to see debated after the election. Academic research emphasizes long-term factors, and gives less weight to the “sound and fury” of the moment.

Three prominent MU political scientists with decades of experience and international reputations as experts in field subject will present perspectives that emphasize how the 2012 election fits general patterns and what that fit (or lack of it) indicates about the outcome and consequences of the election.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
5:00—6:00 pm

Edward Jones Headquarters
12555 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

Reception to follow
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October 3, 2013
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Edward Jones Dome 901 N Broadway St. Louis MO 63101
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