|Politics — What's the Message from the Voters?|
||“Falling short of capturing the Senate may be a blessing of sorts for the GOP. With Democrats still in control of the White House and the Senate, they will likely take the lion's share of blame - fairly or unfairly - for the economy. "|
— Matthew Wilson, Ph.D., Political Science
Wilson specializes in public opinion, elections and political psychology, as well as religion and politics.
||“There's going to be a major reassessment in the Obama administration. They're going to be looking for some adult supervision."|
— Cal Jillson, Ph.D., Political Science
One of the nation’s foremost political experts, Jillson regularly provides journalists thoughtful insight on Texas and U.S. politics. He is the author of Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State and Pursuing the American Dream.
||“Four years ago, the Democrats had the wind at their back. Now it is about playing defense – holding what they have."|
— Dennis Simon, Ph.D., Political Science
Simon is an expert on the American Presidency, presidential-congressional relations, public opinion, electoral behavior and research methodology.
||“I don’t think people should be frightened by the national debt but they should be aware that we are moving in the wrong direction in terms of the amount of debt that our country is currently carrying and the earning potential of the economy."|
— Tom Fomby, Ph.D., Economics
Fomby can discuss the national debt, the Texas economy vs. the rest of the nation and implications of the unemployment rate.