Are Superdelegates Super Bad?

Both the Republican and Democratic Parties are dealing with a voting base divided between establishment and anti-establishment supporters. The Democrats’ problems, though, are more systematic. Specifically, their superdelegate system is seen as a threat to Bernie Sanders’s supporters. In turn, Hillary Clinton’s supporters face the threat that if their candidate is the nominee, the Sanders supporters won’t vote for her, handing the election over to the Republican nominee. If this set up is causing such a problem for the party, should the Democrats just do away with the superdelegate system?…

Fleeing the Center: Why are Moderate Candidates Struggling in 2016 Presidential Election Polls?

In some of the most recent polls for the 2016 Presidential Election, candidates on the extremity of the political spectrum are maintaining their lead in the top spots. This situation is quite a difference from today’s prevalent idea that only moderate candidates are electable. Sure, the fact that more liberal or more conservative leaning candidates are leading in early polls does not mean that they will win the nomination. However, with the primary and caucus dates quickly approaching, the situation looks increasingly difficult for moderate candidates to secure an easy…