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Perception and reality: public opinion, politics and the economy in Trump’s America
November 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The US economy is expanding quickly and robustly at the same time as President Trump’s approval ratings hover in the high 30s and the president’s party confronts dire polling ahead of November’s midterm election battle. With ideological insurgents winning primaries on both sides of American politics, is the ideological middle disappearing? What will the US Congress look like after these elections and will it attempt impeachment? What are the implications for Australia, should Trump be hindered by a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives?
Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University.
Simon’s teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics. Simon’s research has appeared in the leading journals of political science and he is well known for his work on poll averaging, combining polls over the course of an election campaign to produce better predictions of election outcomes; he partnered with the Huffington Post in the American 2012 presidential election and with Guardian Australia during the 2013 Australian election, supplying exclusive analysis and commentary on pre-election polling. Simon is a frequent commentator on American politics in Australia media, regularly appearing on the ABC’s The World Today, News 24 and the 7.30 Report.
Brisbane born, Simon is a citizen of both Australia and the United States of America.
Join us for this fascinating conversation on where the future is heading for Australia-US relations!