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Will millions spent on ads sway voters in Georgia runoffs?

Jan 4, 2021
Political ads have been relentless on Georgia airwaves leading up to the Jan. 5 Senate elections.
Family and supporters hold runoff signs as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks during an Election Night event on Nov. 3 in Atlanta.
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Small radio stations in Georgia benefit from big spending on U.S. Senate races

Dec 31, 2020
From classic rock to gospel, even music stations are seeing a bump in ad revenue from the Senate runoffs.
A supporter holds a sign during a campaign rally for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff on Dec. 3, 2020 in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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Politicians love promising jobs. But where do the numbers come from?

Dec 15, 2020
It starts with a huge web of government data on jobs.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised 1 million new jobs in the auto industry. Above, Biden speaks at a campaign event in July.
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Google lifts political ads ban, with Georgia Senate races still in play

Dec 10, 2020
How important is political ad revenue to companies like Google and Facebook?
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Are Republicans better at talking about the economy?

Dec 3, 2020
Communication expert Lee Carter says President-elect Biden "underestimated how important the economy was to Americans."
Joe Biden and Donald Trump in their first presidential campaign debate. Lee Carter recalls that during the campaign, Trump emphasized the economy and Biden highlighted character issues.
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Biden prioritizes ambitious pandemic response plan

Nov 30, 2020
Biden can change things like messaging from day one in the White House. But other action will require Congress.
President-elect Joe Biden listens to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris make a statement at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 16, 2020.
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How low interest rates may shape the start of a Biden presidency

Nov 24, 2020
The only thing really left is for Congress and a president to pass more stimulus.
President-elect Joe Biden announces key cabinet nominees at a press conference on Nov. 24 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Are Black women being “centered” in this economy yet?

Nov 23, 2020
Janelle Jones is "super hopeful" about Black women's influence in the next U.S. government, but worried about the disinvestment that may come with austerity.
In her victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Black women the “backbone of democracy.” But will the new administration’s economic policy treat them that way?
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What the USC Daybreak poll got right and wrong about 2020 election predictions

Nov 19, 2020
Asking people who they think their friends and family members will vote for may end up being a close estimate of actual election outcomes.
Social circle polling can be "like having a little window into the people that we may or may not have access to," says Jill Darling, survey director of the USC Daybreak poll.
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The voting power of Georgia teens in Senate runoff elections

Nov 19, 2020
Teens need a little extra nudging to cast ballots, so organizers in Georgia are reaching out by email, phone and more.
A pile of stickers for voters at Park Tavern on Nov. 3, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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