Jacob E. Rothschild

Jacob E. Rothschild is a Ph.D candidate at Northwestern University. His research in political communication focuses on how the rhetoric and actions of political elites affect citizens’ political attitudes and behaviors. He has published additional research on the determinants of partisan polarization in the mass public. Jacob received a B.A. and MA from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as an M.A. from Northwestern University.

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Economic Distress Did Drive Trump’s Win

Article | Oct 31, 2018

Contrary to the dominant media narrative, social issues like racism and sexism on their own can’t explain Trump’s success.

The Economic and Social Roots of Populist Rebellion: Support for Donald Trump in 2016

Paper Working Paper Series | | Oct 2018

This paper critically analyzes voting patterns in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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The Intercept: Donald Trump Exploited Long-Term Economic Distress to Fuel His Election Victory, Study Finds

News Oct 31, 2018

The Intercept covers a new INET paper from our Research Director Tom Ferguson and his co-authors.