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Partisanship now trumps political parties’ ownership of issues among voters, except among independents

Wright, Jamie, Clifford, Scott and Simas, Elizabeth N. (2022) Partisanship now trumps political parties’ ownership of issues among voters, except among independents. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Throughout recent US political history, certain issues have been considered to be “owned” by either party, such as national defense for the Republican Party and healthcare and the environment for the Democratic Party. But what does the rise of partisan polarization mean for the importance of issue ownership by the parties? In new survey research, Jamie M. Wright, Scott Clifford and Elizabeth N. Simas find that partisanship now means that highlighting a party’s ownership of an issue is only meaningful to independent voters, with partisans already viewing their party of choice as being more competent on these issues.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 13:15
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 13:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115903

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