Election Countdown

Assistant Professor of Political Science Marc Meredith dissects the 2012 campaigns.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

By Blake Cole and Brea DeFeo

With less than 40 days until millions of Americans cast their vote for the next president of the United States, the electorate is still brimming with questions. Political rhetoric often makes navigating the issues difficult. Here, Assistant Professor of Political Science Marc Meredith offers up his professional opinion on some of the most salient political topics and helps us to understand what we can expect come November.



Romney’s camp maintains that he will end Obama’s Affordable Care Act “on day one”--what are the challenges of repealing this legislation?

How would you describe the Republicans’ biggest concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act?

Do you think attempts to change longstanding social insurance programs will be met with resistance?

Do you feel that either candidate is being specific enough about his plan for presidency?

If Obama is elected to a second term, do you feel that attitudes in Congress will change--on either side of the aisle?

If elected, do you think Romney will uphold his conservative campaign promises?

How do voters handle personal disparities between economic and social issues?

Does the American electorate seem to be well-informed when it comes to the election process?