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Bob Lupton’s teaching and research examines public opinion and voting behavior in the United States, especially the influence of the foundational predispositions of ideology, core values and partisanship, as well as their contextual correlates, on citizens’ orientations toward the political world.

Team: Detroit Lions
Sport to bet on: College Football
Sports movie: Bull Durham
Sports snack: Chicken wings
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One of my favorite and most memorable betting memories occurred on Monday Night Football just after I moved to Stamford, CT, in 2017. Kansas City was leading Washington by 3 points as a 7-point favorite with only seconds remaining in the game. The bartender shut off all TVs in the bar for closing and I pleaded and caused a ruckus asking him to power one TV back on for the final play. Just as he agreed, then-Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins started a lateral drill, which after several steps miraculously ended with Justin Houston scooping and scoring on a fumble recovery to deliver a miraculous cover. I talked to my buddy on the phone during my entire, gleeful walk home as he smoked a cigar outside with his family long asleep in the house.
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Identifying a single bad beat is difficult, but an all-time entry occurred during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. My friends and I were standing on the floor at The Mirage — years before we were wise to reserved seating — cheering for an elite Wisconsin team alongside the hulking monolith of Bucky fans that descend on Vegas for the annual event. Wisconsin led Notre Dame late in their Sweet 16 game and we were counting cash and celebrating as novices when the Badgers first allowed a layup and then inexplicably lost the subsequent inbound pass, leading immediately to the Irish's go-ahead layup. It's no exaggeration to say that I had screamed "Bucky cashes!" at least 200 times throughout the day before that nightmarish finish.
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Trump 2024 Odds to Win Next US Presidential Election

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Donald Trump is presently favored to win the US Presidential Election in 2024. Will the polarizing politician become just the second person to serve non-consecutive presidential terms in the Oval Office?

Joe Biden 2024 Odds to Win Next US Presidential Election: Will Diamond Joe Shine?

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Joe Biden trails Donald Trump by a thin margin in 2024 US Election odds. Can "Uncle Joe" boost his approval rating and public perception before November?

2024 Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Odds: Biden His Time

Feb 23, 2024 • 6:21 AM ET

Joe Biden is poised to run again for the highest office in the land in his 80s. Is there anyone who can realistically challenge his quest to secure the Democratic Party nomination?

Ron DeSantis 2024 Odds to Win Next US Presidential Election: Can DeSantis Deny Trump the GOP Nomination?

Jan 26, 2024 • 7:43 AM ET

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has seen his fortunes swing wildly in the lead-up to the 2024 US Election. Does he have a bona fide shot at the Oval Office?

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