Refereed Journal Articles

“Two Terms of Endearment? Incumbent-Party Advantage in U.S. Presidential Elections” Forthcoming at Political Science Research & Methods. (LINK TO EARLY DRAFT)

“More Than Meets the ITT: A Guide for Anticipating and Investigating Non-Significant Results in Survey Experiments” Forthcoming at Journal of Experimental Political Science. (LINK)

“Partisan Solutions for Partisan Problems: Electoral Threat and Republicans’ Openness to the COVID-19 Vaccine” (with Ian G. Anson) Forthcoming at Politics, Groups and Identities. (LINK)

“What They Have But Also Who They Are: Avarice, Elitism, and Public Support for Taxing the Rich” (with Benjamin J. Newman). 2023. Public Opinion Quarterly: 87(2): 402-414. (LINK)

“Analyze the Attentive & Bypass Bias: Mock Vignette Checks in Survey Experiments” (with Yamil R. Velez and Jason Barabas). 2023. Political Science Research & Methods: 11(2): 293-310 (LINK) (IMC Talk)

“Ought It Audit? Information, Values, and Public Support for the Internal Revenue Service” (with Ian G. Anson). 2023. Journal of Experimental Political Science: 10(2): 209-220. (LINK)

“Framing States: Unitary Actor Language and Public Support for Coercive Foreign Policy” (with Mary Beth Altier). 2023. International Studies Quarterly: 67(1). (LINK)

“Deficit Attention Disorder: Partisanship, Issue Importance, and Concern About Government Overspending” (with Ian G. Anson). 2023. Political Behavior: 45: 1633-59. (LINK)

“Partisans Use Emotions as Social Pressure: Feeling Anger and Gratitude at Exiters and Recruits in Political Groups” 2022. Party Politics 28 (5): 845-53. (with Andrew W. Delton, Michael Bang Petersen, Theresa E. Roberts, and Leda Cosmides). (LINK)

“Activating Animus: The Uniquely Social Roots of Trump Support” 2021. American Political Science Review 115 (4): 1508-16. (with Lilliana Mason and Julie Wronski). (LINK)

“Who’s at the Party? Group Sentiments, Knowledge, and Partisan Identity” 2021. Journal of Politics 83 (4): 1783-99. (with Lilliana Mason and Julie Wronski) (LINK)

“Controversy and Costs: Investigating the Consensus on American Voter ID Laws” 2021. Political Behavior 43: 397-421. (with David C. Wilson) (LINK)

“Fight Clubs: Media Coverage of Party (Dis)Unity & Citizens’ Selective Exposure to It.” 2020. Political Research Quarterly 73 (2): 276-92. (LINK)

“Enemy or Ally? Elites, Base Relations, and Partisanship in America.” 2019. Public Opinion Quarterly 83 (3): 534-58. (LINK)

“No Harm in Checking: Using Factual Manipulation Checks to Assess Attentiveness in Experiments” 2019. American Journal of Political Science 63 (1): 234-49. (with Jason Barabas) (LINK). Featured as a “Top Cited Article

“Organized Labor as the New Undeserving Rich? Mass Media, Class-based Anti-union Rhetoric, and Public Support for Unions in the U.S.” 2019. British Journal of Political Science 49 (3): 997-1026. (with Benjamin J. Newman) (LINK)

“Using, Experiments, Observational Data, and Content Analyses to Study Partisanship in America.” 2019. SAGE Research Methods Cases. (LINK)

“Why Can’t We Agree On ID? Partisanship, Perceptions of Fraud, and Public Support for Voter Identification Laws.” 2017. Public Opinion Quarterly 81 (4): 943-955. (LINK)

“Economic Inequality and Public Support for Organized Labor.” 2017. Political Research Quarterly 70 (4): 918-932. (with Benjamin J. Newman) (LINK)

“No Love for Doves? Foreign Policy and Candidate Appeal.” 2017. Social Science Quarterly 98 (5): 1659-1676. (with Helmut Norpoth) (LINK)

“Control, Accountability and Constraints: Rethinking Perceptions of Presidential Responsibility for the Economy.” 2016. Presidential Studies Quarterly 46 (2): 335-364. (LINK)

“Backlash against the ‘Big Box’: Local Small Business and Public Opinion toward Business Corporations.” 2014. Public Opinion Quarterly 78 (4): 984-1002 (with Benjamin J. Newman) (LINK)

Book Chapters & Reviews

Review of James N. Druckman’s Experimental Thinking: A Primer on Social Science Experiments. Forthcoming at Public Opinion Quarterly. (LINK)

“The Empiricism Strikes Back: Strategies for Avoiding a Post-Truth World”. 2020. In “The Future of Global Affairs: Managing Discontinuity, Disruption and Destruction” (Ankersen & Sidhu, Eds.). 2021. Palgrave-MacMillan. (LINK)

Review of Adam Seth Levine’s American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction. 2016. Journal of Politics 78 (1): e12-e13 (with Jason Barabas). (LINK)

Research Under Review and In Progress

Religion and Climate Change Attitudes (with Samuel Perry). Under Review.

Voting, Partisanship, and Group Sentiments. Under Review.

Overreporting Political Engagement (with Elizabeth C. Connors). Preparing for Submission.

Inattentiveness in Conjoint Experiments (with Mia Costa). Design / Data Collection.

Reducing Partisan Blatant Bias (with Ian Anson). Data Analysis.

Book Project: Truth Addict: How to Start Thinking Like a Social Scientist in a Data-Driven World. Under Contract at University of California Press.

Media Engagement

“Letitia James Gets a Boost” 05/26/24. Newsweek.

Biden’s overlooked advantage” 04/29/24. TIME Magazine.

How partisanship can help solve the social problems it causes” 03/05/24. London School of Economics USAPP.

Voters Are Mad About the Economy—But Is It Biden’s Fault?” 11/14/23. The Messenger.

How Politicians Talk About Hostile Countries Influences How Forceful the Public Wants Their Response to Be.” 06/06/23. London School of Economics USAPP.

5 Reasons the President Has Little Control Over the Economy” 04/11/23. Big Think

The Unsettling Truth about Trump’s First Great Victory” 03/22/23. The New York Times.

In Race for 23rd District, Nick Langworthy’s career – and the GOP’s brand – Is At Stake.” (City & State: New York; 07/28/2022).

Hasty Redistricting has Rattled the Playing Field for New York Primaries.” (Courthouse News; 06/18/2022.

“Everyone Loves to Hate the IRS. That’s a Problem.” (The Washington Post; 04/22/2022)

Appearance on the Tavis Smiley KBLA Radio Show (01/04/2022)

“Republicans and Democrats have split over whether to support multiethnic democracy, our research shows” (The Washington Post; 01/03/2022)

“How Republican Leaders Could Motivate Their Voters to Get Vaccinated Against the Coronavirus” (The Washington Post; 10/08/2021)

“Study Looks at What Motivates Trump Supporters” (National Public Radio (NPR); 07/11/2021)

“Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up.” (The New York Times; 07/07/2021)

“Donald Trump Has Escaped Criticism for the $2 Trillion Covid-19 Stimulus. A Democratic President Would Not Have.” (London School of Economics USAPP; 04/03/20)

“Americans Start Caring More about the Deficits and the National Debt When the Party They Oppose Runs Them Up” (London School of Economics USAPP; 02/28/2020)

“Analysis: Trump More Negative, Prolific on Twitter Amid Democratic Impeachment Inquiry” (USA Today; 12/23/2019)

“Which is Worse: Bigotry, or Cowardice in the Face of Bigotry?” (The Washington Post; 12/12/2019)

“Trump Support is Not Normal Partisanship.” (New America; 12/11/2019)

“Trump Needs His Base to Burn With Anger” (The New York Times; 07/03/2019)

“Trump Support is Not Normal Partisanship” (Vox; 06/21/2019)

Why It’s Good for Bipartisanship When Politicians Publicly Ignore and Reject Their Own Party’s Base” (London School of Economics USAPP; 05/02/2019)

“Trump Dissolved His Commission Searching for Voter Fraud. That Won’t Change Republican Support for Voter-ID Laws” (The Washington Post; 01/05/18)

Republicans Care about Fraud, Democrats Want to Come Out Ahead, says study” (The Washington Times; 12/26/17)

Two Different Sets of Facts: Why Democrats and Republicans Feel So Differently About the Economy” (VICE News; 12/10/2016)

How Presidents Can Succeed by Disappointing Their Base” (The Washington Post; 07/13/2016)