Study Finds Trump, Obama Use Similar Rhetoric

Published: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:21pm
Updated: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:34pm

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have very few — if any — similarities when it comes to policy direction. And their speaking styles couldn’t be any more different.

So why does a new study find that Trump and Obama use similar rhetoric?

We sorted that out with University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Ronald Krebs. He co-wrote the study that used a computerized content analysis program called Diction to go through some Trump and Obama speeches.

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