Daniel R. Birdsong

Daniel R. Birdsong

Daniel Birdsong is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton. In addition to teaching, Dan serves as the department Internship Coordinator and the Dayton2DC Program Coordinator.

You have rights when you go to vote — and many people are there to help if there’s trouble

By: - November 3, 2020

Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections, I have confidence in American democracy. Lots of people are working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure […]


Want to know what will happen in 2020? Look to state polls for the answer

By: - January 10, 2020

Public opinion polls are ingrained in American politics. It seems like every day there is a new poll about the presidential election or impeachment or whether the public feels that the United States is on the right track. As the presidential primary season begins in earnest in February, new polls will continue to come out. […]