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While dog owners were less likely to vote for Obama, dog ownership doesn’t affect voting decisions

Jacobsmeier, Matthew L. (2013) While dog owners were less likely to vote for Obama, dog ownership doesn’t affect voting decisions. LSE American Politics and Policy (19 Nov 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Matthew L. Jacobsmeier responds to the claim that during the 2008 Presidential campaign, the fact that Barack Obama did not own a dog turned some voters away from him. He argues that Americans in southern states, where dog ownership is particularly common, are more likely to hold distinctively conservative attitudes, including racial attitudes, that are not captured by typically-used measures of ideology, and were more likely to vote for John McCain because of these attitudes. Once this fact is accounted for, dog ownership appears to have little effect on voting preferences.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:03
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2019 00:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58382

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