Professor McDaniel Comments on SF District Attorney's Race

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Whether the invigorated voters that turned out around the country for the 2018 midterms will show up again in November is another big question, said Jason McDaniel, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University.

When voters are less engaged, and turnout is low, it tends to favor candidates with better endorsements, he said.

“Voters don’t vote on policy differences between the candidates on a fine-grain policy level,” McDaniel said. “They’re usually guided by partisan and ideological identity. They’re looking for stability.”