Voters have a lot of issues to consider before heading to the polls, from abortion to gun control, health care to climate change, the list goes on. But what about the candidates themselves? To what extent do things like university experience and career background sway voters’ perceptions? A recent rise in anti-establishment rhetoric brings into question how candidates’ attitude towards the political “establishment“ informs voters’ choices. Political science student Heather Weigel conducted a study to understand how a candidate’s political experience can impact voters’ perceptions.
The Eastern Echo’s newest podcast features students who were set to present their projects at EMU’s 40th Annual Undergraduate Symposium. Subscribe to Symposium wherever you get your podcasts, and listen to students answer question you never knew you had!
Written and Produced: Ronia-Isabel Cabansag