Peter Trubowitz

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    Third Debate: As Trump blunders on accepting the election result, the contest is now Clinton’s to lose.

Third Debate: As Trump blunders on accepting the election result, the contest is now Clinton’s to lose.

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Last night saw the third and final presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz comments that while Clinton may have had a few weak moments, she came prepared and sounded presidential. By contrast, Trump’s refusal to say that he would accept the election results were he to lose will do nothing to […]

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    The first debate: no knockout blows means that both campaigns still have their work cut out.

The first debate: no knockout blows means that both campaigns still have their work cut out.

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Last night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was widely anticipated as one of the most important set pieces of the campaign so far. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz gives his takeaways from the debate, writing that while neither candidate landed any heavy blows, Clinton won on points by controlling the tone of the debate and […]

What to look for in tonight’s presidential debate

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Tonight sees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz comments on what to look for tonight, writing that while much of it will be theatre, what the candidates say and how they comport themselves will matter to voters.
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    With the conventions now over, we can look forward to a very closely fought presidential election.

With the conventions now over, we can look forward to a very closely fought presidential election.

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Peter Trubowitz, Director of the LSE’s US Centre, writes that with the Democrats offering optimism and the Republicans doom and gloom, this year’s conventions were a study in role reversals. Despite the Democrats’ positive narrative, however, 70 percent of voters feel that the country is on the wrong track. To win in November, he writes, Clinton will need to […]

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    Donald Trump accepts the presidential nomination for the Republican Party: LSE experts react

Donald Trump accepts the presidential nomination for the Republican Party: LSE experts react

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Last Thursday evening Donald Trump gave his speech to the Republican National Convention accepting the party’s presidential nomination. We asked LSE’s experts to comment on the speech. 

 

Whether Trump was able to convince undecided voters remains to be seen – Peter Trubowitz

Donald Trump had a lot riding on last night’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention. His biggest challenge was […]

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    Clinton versus Trump promises to be an extremely negative presidential campaign

Clinton versus Trump promises to be an extremely negative presidential campaign

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Following his defeat in Indiana’s primary election yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign, essentially handing the Republican Party’s nomination to Donald Trump. LSE US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz looks ahead to the general election, where Trump is now almost certain to face Hillary Clinton. He writes that while the odds – and demographics – currently […]

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    Clinton and Trump are looking weaker heading into Wisconsin’s primary.

Clinton and Trump are looking weaker heading into Wisconsin’s primary.

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Tomorrow voters in Wisconsin go to the polls in the Badger State’s presidential primary. LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that according to recent polls, both respective frontrunners for the Republican and Democratic parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, are set to lose the Wisconsin primary. While Clinton is still likely to win the Democratic nomination even if […]

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    Today’s Michigan primary will show how well Trump’s economic message resonates with GOP voters.

Today’s Michigan primary will show how well Trump’s economic message resonates with GOP voters.

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Today primary voters go to the polls in Michigan, one of the first big blue-collar industrial states to vote in the 2016 primary season. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz writes that the vote in the Great Lakes State will preview how Donald Trump’s campaign will perform in similar states with many delegates in play later this month, such as […]

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    Super Tuesday has shown that the 2016 election, unlike 2008, is going to be a battle between “hope” and “change.”

Super Tuesday has shown that the 2016 election, unlike 2008, is going to be a battle between “hope” and “change.”

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Last night the LSE US Centre held an evening of discussion and commentary on the Super Tuesday results which saw Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton come out on top for the Republican and Democratic parties respectively. Here US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz gives a summary of his points from the discussion, including his thoughts on the primary campaign so […]

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    In his attacks on Jeb Bush, Donald Trump has stolen a page from Karl Rove’s playbook. 

In his attacks on Jeb Bush, Donald Trump has stolen a page from Karl Rove’s playbook. 

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In last week’s 8th Republican Party debate, Donald Trump attacked Jeb Bush by blaming his brother, George W. Bush for 9/11 and for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz, writes that while Trump’s attack on Bush’s foreign policy is virtually unprecedented for a Republican, such tactics can trace their roots back to the strategy […]

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