Democratic Party

Voter turnout will be key in 2016 presidential race

Forget about the issues, the policy statements and the position papers (if you can find them). The next president of the United States will win because he or she was able to inspire a majority of Americans to turn off their television sets, leave their homes and head to the polls. Turnout is the deciding factor in presidential elections. In a recent study researchers asked a group of voters if they agreed or disagreed with a position taken by a politician. In half the cases, the voters were told that the politician was Donald Trump. The other half of the group were told that the politician was President Barack Obama. When Republican voters in the group were told that the issue was proposed...