The returns will be in, and Tigers are invited to join the state’s two top political analysts in exploring the winners and losers – and where Florida is headed next. Has early voting made electioneering a different game? What messages did voters send in sorting through a meaty bunch of constitutional amendments? Do repetitive negative ads work or suppress voting or both?
Dr. Susan MacManus, distinguished professor of political science at the University of South Florida, is a longtime student of why Floridians vote as they do. One of her main areas of research has been on the influence of seniors, other “super voters” and those who participate only occasionally. Dr. MacManus is the go-to source on Florida politics for the national media and a frequent commentator on WFLA-TV. Adam Smith, political editor for the St. Petersburg Times for nearly a decade, led the front-line coverage of campaign 2012.
Tigers, come grill the experts, and test out your own theories of an historic Florida election.