Political science professor David Rohde sees Sen. Richard Burr’s continued support for Donald Trump as a tough political calculation. “If he withdraws his support from Trump, he will alienate some portion of Trump’s supporters” and if he “sticks with Trump, he will alienate some of his own supporters who might then abstain or even vote for [his opponent Deborah] Ross. The key point is that there is no good option available, and that information about what is the better (or less worse) option is very imperfect.”
Christena Cleveland in the Religion News Service
“People are deciding to vote not because their vote has a material effect on their future, but because the act of voting signals something to themselves and others,” says Scott Huettel, chair of psychology and neuroscience at Duke.
Scott Huettel in Duke Today