42 min

October Surprises and the 2020 Election Not Another Politics Podcast

    • Government

On this episode, we take a research focused look at the famed “October Surprise.” It’s a notion that says, if you want to hurt a candidate with a bombshell you’ve discovered, you should wait until just before the election to release the accusations. But why should candidates wait?

A paper by Gabriele Gratton, a professor at The University of New South Wales in Australia, gives counter intuitive insights. We discuss how this research could change the way we view “October surprises” and the 20

On this episode, we take a research focused look at the famed “October Surprise.” It’s a notion that says, if you want to hurt a candidate with a bombshell you’ve discovered, you should wait until just before the election to release the accusations. But why should candidates wait?

A paper by Gabriele Gratton, a professor at The University of New South Wales in Australia, gives counter intuitive insights. We discuss how this research could change the way we view “October surprises” and the 20

42 min

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