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Voters follow their leaders despite what other party elites say and do

Agadjanan, Alexander (2020) Voters follow their leaders despite what other party elites say and do. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since he became president, Donald Trump has departed from the traditional Republican Party platform in areas such as free trade policy. But how can we explain why so many Republican voters have changed their own views despite the opposition of party elites like members of Congress? In new research, Alexander Agadjanian finds that party elites have little influence compared to party leaders on partisans’ opinions about policy issues. The leader’s influence also remains undiminished even when party members are given information about the complexity of a policy, he writes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106077

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