Elizabeth McElvein

Elizabeth McElvein was formerly a research assistant in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. She is a graduate of Scripps College, where she majored in politics, international relations, and French.

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The Russia Connection

How Much Do Americans Actually Care About the Russia Investigation?

A recent CNN poll adds texture to our knowledge of partisanship and public opinion regarding l’affaire Russe, asking not just whether Americans are concerned about a smattering of issues related to the investigation but also how concerned they are about the investigation writ large.

Campaign 2016

Public Opinion on National Security: A Big Factor in Voter Attitudes

Americans’ sense of the importance of national security in this election has remained notably steady over the past few months. And so long as national security remains an issue of paramount concern to voters, the candidates’ qualifications to serve as Commander in Chief will be a focal point in the general election.