In an increasingly politically polarized society, many people point a finger at gerrymandering as the cause. However, there may be an alternate answer.
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, Jonathan Rodden, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, discusses his new book, Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide. Why can Democrats win the popular vote but fall short in taking control of the legislature? What are the origins of polarization? Rodden addresses these questions and more on this week’s episode of Poll Hub.
About Poll Hub
Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at the Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.