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Luke Perry, Director of The Utica College Center of Public Affairs & Election Research
Recent Articles Referencing The Center
The Twitter Age of the Presidency by Seth Masket, Pacific Standard, March 20, 2017
“The Perry and Joyce research (summarized here) focused particularly on Trump. Between his clinching the nomination on May 24th, 2016, and his inauguration on January 20th, 2017, Trump tweeted an impressive 1,229 times — roughly five tweets per day. Approximately a quarter of those were posted between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Fifty-nine percent of Trump’s tweets during this time were exclamations of some sort and 21 percent contained words in all caps.”
How Refugee Limits Could Hurt GOP Rustbelt Reps by Luke Perry, The Hill, April 4, 2017
“Hanna recently shared his belief that Trump's immigration and refugee executive actions were "an inappropriate, unsophisticated message to the world," furthered by people being "taught to see immigrants as criminals" and the "myth we are not vetting people well in this country."
Why Is France in its Fifth Republic? by Lorraine Boissoneault, The Smithsonian Magazine, April 20, 2017
“Both world wars were over, the Great Depression was solidly in the past, and France was free from the puppet Vichy government. So what could possibly go wrong in the new era of peace and European unity? A lot, as it turns out. The country’s fourth stab at a republic featured a mostly ceremonial president with a powerful legislature, but the politicians were elected on a system of proportional representation, “resulting in so many parties having seats that it was difficult to create a stable coalition government,” writes political scientist Nathan Richmond. The average cabinet only lasted six months, and there were 16 prime ministers in the 12 years between 1946 and 1958.”
In 3 Charts, here’s how President Trump’s Tweets differ from candidate Trump’s by Luke Perry and Paul Joyce, The Monkey Cage; The Washington Post, May 2, 2017
“Based on Trump’s first 100 days, we can assume that Twitter will remain central to his communication approach. After all, it’s not hyperbole to say that the medium played a huge part in getting him to the White House in the first place.”