The Public Echoes Of Rhetoric In America (PEORIA) Project
People have measured the polls. People have measured the fundraising figures. But no one has measured the words and messages candidates use… until now.
The Graduate School of Political Management has launched the Public Echoes Of Rhetoric In America (PEORIA) Project, which seeks to quantify how voters react to campaign messages.
Through the PEORIA Project, the public will learn, for the first time, the main channels through which presidential aspirants’ messages reach the electorate; how those messages are being received and passed on through individuals’ personal networks; and who is getting the most “mainstream” and “social” media traction.
2020 Election Projections
The newest initiative from the PEORIA Project utilizes a one-of-a-kind projection model to predict the outcomes of the biggest 2020 elections.
Every week, the PEORIA Project digs through Twitter to determine which candidates are on the minds (and tweets) of Americans heading into the 2020 presidential election. The Tweeterboard displays data on tweets mentioning each candidate and week-to-week trends reflecting the social media discourse surrounding the race for the White House. View the Tweeterboard and read the full weekly reports here.
PEORIA Project Rhetorical Recaps
GSPM Associate Professor and Research Director Michael Cornfield breaks down the relevant themes and messages from each stage of the 2016 presidential race and the Trump presidency. View every recap here.