TRUMP’s IMPEACHMENT & the 2020 ELECTIONS in the time of Asymmetric Polarization

Le 15 octobre 2019
À 17h30
15 octobre 2019

On September 24, 2019, Speaker of the U.S. House of
Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of an
impeachment inquiry against President Trump. House Democrats
initiated the inquiry as a clear top tier of candidates started
emerging in the Democratic field for the 2020 Presidential race.
Why impeach now and what are the likely consequences on
public opinion and the 2020 elections?
Past and current research on public opinion and political behavior
in the United States suggest an asymmetric polarization in the
public as well as at the institutional level. Our discussion will
consider speculations about the future of the impeachment
proceedings in the light of the literature on Congressional
politics, campaigns and voting behavior, and public opinion.


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