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IOP in Action

November 10, 2020

Election Forecasting

election forecasting

The IOP@FSU held a timely event hosting G. Elliott Morris of The Economist who broke down the performance of election forecasting for the 2020 election. View this discussion with Dr. Brad Gomez, chair of the FSU Political Science Department on our YouTube channel.


What’s Next? Comprehending post-election and what happens next

IOP@FSU hosted an event with the FSU Alumni Association on November 4, 2020, where Dean Tim Chapin, from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, hosted a panel of esteemed faculty to explore American Democracy in action and our tradition of representative governance. Our featured panelists hosted a strictly nonpartisan discussion that provides information on next stages and explained emerging political processes. Registrants had the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time as well as ask our experts questions throughout the webinar.


IOP@FSU/YouGov Survey Shows Biden with Small Lead in Florida

A new poll of Florida voters, sponsored by the Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) and conducted by YouGov, indicates that former Vice President Joe Biden has a small lead on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election race in Florida. If the election were held today, 48% of respondents indicated that they would cast their ballots for Vice President Joe Biden. This was 2 percentage points more than the 46% of respondents who indicated they would vote for President Donald Trump.


Get ‘Poll’itical and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Early Voting is up and running between October 19-October 30 and FSU Votes is working to give all students and staff the chance to get their vote counted. With Noles to the Polls, FSU is providing shuttles Monday-Friday between 10:00am-6:00pm. Sign up for a ride from any of the listed pickup/drop off locations. From the Den to the Psychology Buildings, there’s sure to be one near you.

If you’re looking for a bit of comradery on your march to the poll, join other FSU students and staff on Saturday, October 24th as FSU Votes hosts Stroll to the Polls, also known as National Early Voting Day. Click for more information, and to sign up to walk or bike with your fellow Noles. The stroll will begin at Westcott Plaza and will be held from 10:00am-3:00pm. Don’t forget to wear a mask while riding, walking, and at the polls as we practice social distancing.

Remember! America is built on your voice. Let it be heard this election season.


IOP Names Inaugural Fellows

Outstanding undergraduate scholars selected as IOP Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The IOP Undergraduate Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for FSU undergraduates to explore and pursue their interests related to politics, civic engagement, and public service. This program provides unique opportunities exclusively to IOP Fellows, including interaction with local, state and national elected officials, political professionals, and political science scholars.