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Drs. Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields from University of Arkansas' Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society visited KUAF to discuss some of the many findings of the 2011 Blair-Rockefeller Poll. In this part, they discuss a few findings, and the success of the Tea Party movement.
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Angie Maxwell in Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2011:
For a story about Planned Parenthood and the Tea Party, Christian Science Monitor reporter Patrik Jonsson quoted extensively from his interview with Angie Maxwell, who drew from findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll to address key questions about the Tea Party:
“The question is: What's really driving them? Is it budget stuff? Is it social issues? Is it anti-Obama, is it race?" says Maxwell. "This is a very, very consistent group of people. It's like you've taken a piece of the population out that's all so similar, so it's not surprising that they would have very consistent values on a lot of things."
The story was also picked up by Yahoo News, the online newsletter of the National Partnership for Women and several blogs.
Pearl Ford Dowe cited as expert:
- Black Pride Network online
Angie Maxwell in the Arkansas Times, Feb. 16, 2011:
In an extended interview with Angie Maxwell, Arkansas Times’ reporter Gerard Matthews turns Dr. Maxwell and the Blair-Rockefeller Poll to discuss some of the notions about the Tea Party:
“Statistics bear that out. Angie Maxwell is the Diane D. Blair Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She, along with other faculty, recently conducted the first ever Blair Rockefeller Poll, a nation-wide survey of 3,400 adults aimed at understanding political behavior and attitudes. Maxwell says the results, which have not yet been released, tell us some interesting things — some expected, some counterintuitive — about who makes up the Tea Party.”
Announcement of the Blair-Rockefeller Poll:
- Clinton School of Public Service, Jan. 21, 2011
- Arkansas Times, Jan. 21, 2011, Angie Maxwell, Pearl Ford Dowe, & Rafael Jimeno
- KATV, Ch. 7, Jan. 21, 2011, Todd Shields, live interview, on the Daybreak show
- National Poll Identifies Southern Voters' Attitudes, University of Arkansas Newswire
- KATV, Ch. 7, Jan. 20, 2011, news show
- KTHV, Ch. 11, Jan. 20, 2011 – THV This Morning
- HighBeam Research, Jan. 2011.
- Conway County Petit Jean Country Headlight, Nov. 24, 2010
- KATV, Ch.7, Nov. 24, 2010