Danny Hayes

Danny Hayes is a professor of political science at George Washington University. His most recent book is "News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement."
Latest from Danny Hayes

Republicans don’t trust their election officials, research finds — especially in states Biden won

Local election officials are being threatened. Should we worry about the future of U.S. democracy?

July 26, 2021

Trump makes more voters feel bad than Biden does. That’s a problem for the president.

Our poll suggests Americans' emotions are imperiling President Trump's reelection bid.

November 2, 2020

A new poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic field, with 28 percent.

That’s 7 percent ahead of Sanders and 10 percent ahead of Biden.

October 15, 2019

Do women in Congress work harder than their male colleagues?

A new book finds women in Congress focus more on their constituents than their male counterparts do.

March 8, 2018

A year after the Women’s March, a record number of women are running for office. Will they win?

And are they running because they're women or because they're Democrats?

January 19, 2018

White voters are moving to the South — and making it more Democratic

Boosts in black turnout are affecting election results. But so is white migration.

January 2, 2018

The Internet isn’t saving local news. Here’s how that’s hurting democracy.

If even fewer people are paying attention, who is holding elected officials accountable?

November 13, 2017

In Tuesday’s elections, women won big. Here are three things we learned about women and politics.

When women run, they win. And a lot of women ran.

November 9, 2017

Why it’s so hard to pass gun control laws (in one graph)

It takes more than a mass shooting.

October 2, 2017