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Voting decisions through demographic data
The evening of the 2014 midterms offered numerous surprises around the country. However, the results in Maryland were more understandable with viewed in conjunction with the data from the new Washington Post-University of Maryland. The data and video from the panel discussion are posted here....view presentation video

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Super PACs not the only groups empowered by the Citizens United decision
With all the talk about the role of Super PACs in the upcoming Presidential election, CAPC’s analysis of campaign finance in the 2010 midterm elections gives timely insight into the newly bolstered role of special interests in campaigns...see more

What candidates think about negative campaigning and personal attacks
CAPC research shows candidates are near unanimous about the inappropriateness of attacking an opponent on the basis of private personal matters or a youthful indiscretion, but are more divided over issues related to their professional lives (a bankruptcy or hiring an illegal immigrant), including issues related to taxes...see more


Panel: Reporters and CAPC faculty discuss Washington Post-Maryland poll The Diamondback - October 30, 2014
“This university’s Center for American Politics and Citizenship recently began a partnership with The Washington Post to create in-depth public opinion polls. A crowd of more than 150 students Wednesday watched a panel of Post reporters and CAPC faculty discuss their first poll and the gubernatorial race.”Read full story

Can Asian Americans Sustain Poltical Growth? Asian Fortune - October 19, 2014
“The importance of having Asian Americans in political office is obvious. Asian American elected officials are more likely to provide better representation for their Asian American constituents – “It’s the idea of shared experience and linked fate,” said Stella Rouse, assistant professor in the Department of Government and Politics and Assistant Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland.”Read full story



CAPC announces partnership with Washington Post
CAPC recently announced the debut of the Washington Post and University of Maryland Poll, a public opinion survey of Maryland citizens. CAPC Assistant Director Stella Rouse and CAPC Research Director Michael Hanmer were involved in the poll’s development and implementation. The poll of the Maryland Governor’s race showed Democratic nominee Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown with a nine point lead over Republican nominee Larry Hogan.

Book Discussion with Al From
CAPC held a book discussion with Al From, CAPC Board Member and the former CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council. Al's book, The New Democrats and the Return to Power, is a memoir and a continued call to action for leaders in the new century....see more

2012 Maryland Politics Summit
CAPC held its 2nd annual Maryland Politics Summit on January 30, 2012. The state legislative leadership and other major players in state politics and policy were on hand to discuss the major policy issues of 2012...see more

Millard E. Tydings Award
CAPC presented the Millard E. Tydings Award for Courage and Leadership in American Politics to Congressman Steny Hoyer on November 28, 2011. Congressman Hoyer accepted the award in front of a capacity crowd of University of Marlyand students, faculty, staff, and alumni, before leading a town hall discussion on the economy...see more

16th Annual Maryland Day
Every year CAPC's faculty, staff, and researchers participate in the University's Maryland Day celebrations. We showcase our research and outreach programs, tell visitors about what CAPC is about, and register current and potential students to vote in Maryland elections. This year, over 65,000 people visited campus for Maryland Day.

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