Participant Info

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Bitecofer
Country
University
Christopher Newport University
Keywords
Campaigns & Elections, Campaign Strategy, Political Behavior, Voting Behavior, Ideology, Political Polarization
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I am the Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University where among other things, I conduct polling primarily within the state of Virginia.

I teach classes on campaigns & elections, political behavior, and political analysis.

My current research projects include an examination of the strategic elements of 2016 presidential campaigns as well as a project from my dissertation examining political polarization in the American electorate.

 

 

Recent Publications
Bitecofer, R., Kidd, Q. (2016). Virginia Millennials in the 2016 Election. The Virginia Newsletter, 92(2), 7. http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202016%20Vol.%2092%20No%202_0.pdf
Kidd, Q., Bitecofer, R. L. (2016). Defection in the 2016 Virginia Presidential Election. Newport News: Wason Center for Public Policy. http://cnu.edu/cpp/
Kidd, Q., Bitecofer, R. L. (2016). Cloudy with a Chance of Mudslinging. Newport News: Wason Center for Public Policy. cnu.cpp
Kidd, Q., Bitecofer, R. L. (2016). Trump Leads GOP Field, with rubio and Cruz next; Clinton leads Sanders among Virginia Democrats. Newport News: Wason Center for Public Policy. http://cnu.edu/cpp/
Media Coverage

I am a regular contributor on CBC radio

I have appeared in numerous radio, print, digital, and television outlets including

Print/online:

The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Daily Press, The Virginia Pilot

Radio:

NPR, CBC, WINA, WHRO, WMAL, WSVA

Television

FOX 5 DC, NBC12, WAVY10, ABC13

Country Focus
U.S.

Research Areas

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