Philip Klinkner
Philip Klinkner

Government Professor Philip Klinkner’s analysis of data from the 2016 American National Election Study (ANES) pilot survey that revealed the dominant views and beliefs of Trump supporters has continued to generate significant attention from the media. Beginning with his submission published in Vox titled The easiest way to guess if someone supports Trump? Ask if Obama is a Muslim, Klinkner’s research has been referenced in articles in Salon, Fusion, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian and DailyKos and in an MSNBC broadcast. Most have also referenced a Pew Research study released a day after Klinkner’s Vox article that included similar proof that many Trump supporters harbor racial resentment and negative opinions of what they call newcomers, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and Muslims.

Klinkner has also been heard on the radio around the country, most recently on San Francisco’s Talk 910 Gil Gross Show and Philadelphia’s public radio WHYY’s RadioTime. Locally he has been heard on WUTQ’s morning radio show, Talk of the Town, before and after almost every major primary this spring as well as on NBC/CBS affiliate WKTV explaining how the Iowa caucuses work.

Klinkner participated in a panel discussion with Washington Post media columnist and alumnus Erik Wemple ’86 and Paddy McGuire ’81, who has worked in the government, non-profit and private sectors. The panel addressed topics ranging from the details of nominating conventions to predictions for this November. 

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