Political scientist discusses 2010 elections

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, was interviewed March 17 by KTRS (550 AM) about the 2010 elections (see above).

He also was quoted in an Associated Press article about U.S. Senate candidates campaigning more against current senators than his or her opponent due to Washington’s current unpopularity. To illustrate the point, the reporter used by example the Missouri Senate race between Rep. Roy Blunt and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. They are running for the seat to be vacated by longtime Sen. Kit Bond.

“This is a year when people are very unhappy about the direction of the country. They’re very unhappy in particular about the performance of government and of Congress,” Robertson told the Associated Press. “All candidates are going to try to emphasize that they are not part of the problem, but can contribute to the solutions.”

So far, the article ran March 16 through 18 on the Web sites for 115 media outlets in 34 states and Washington, D.C., including Forbes magazine, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.

Read the full article, as it appears in the Los Angeles Times, here: http://bit.ly/9XTCay

More information:
http://www.umsl.edu/~polisci/faculty/profiles.html#robertson

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