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Presidential campaigns are less important than previously thought in influencing how people vote

Enns, Peter (2013) Presidential campaigns are less important than previously thought in influencing how people vote. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (05 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Presidential candidates put vast amounts of money and resources into lengthy campaigns. But to what extent are voters influenced by these campaigns? Using new research, Peter Enns argues that the fundamentals, such as economic conditions and incumbent approval ratings, are the most important determinants of voters’ choices. He finds that voters’ interest in elections has more to do with relying on these fundamentals than knowledge about the candidates or attention paid to the campaign.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:39
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 14:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57187

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