As a member of the U.S. News & World Report Debate Club, Barbara Trish, professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Grinnell College, has shared her opinion on who won the Oct. 13 Democratic debate.

The Debate Club, according to U.S. News, is a meeting of the sharpest minds on the day's most important topics. It highlights the best arguments and lets readers decide which is the most persuasive. To vote for Trish, click on the up arrow next to her photo.

Trish, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University, is a generalist in U.S politics, with political parties, electoral politics and technology frequently at the intersection of her teaching and scholarship. Her research interests include examining metric-driven campaign politics. 

Most of her courses involve a significant research project in which students collect and analyze data. She teaches a class about Technology and Politics – Campaigns and Elections, and is developing a short course about the Iowa caucuses for January 2016. Her articles about data and analytics in the 2012 campaign appeared in Campaigns & Elections Magazine. She also is active in Grinnell College's Program in Practical Political Education, as well as efforts to enhance quantitative literacy.

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