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A strong web presence can equalize the playing field for long shot candidates in Presidential party nominations

Christenson, Dino P., Smidt, Corwin D. and Panagopoulos, Costas (2014) A strong web presence can equalize the playing field for long shot candidates in Presidential party nominations. LSE American Politics and Policy (08 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

While few would doubt that the Internet is now an important component in any election, especially the presidential, what effects does a candidates’ web presence have on their electoral chances, and is this something that they are able to influence? Using data from the 2008 presidential nominations, Dino P. Christenson, Corwin D. Smidt and Costas Panagopoulos investigate how candidate’s web presence differs from traditional indicators of campaign performance and if it can help them to gain greater financial and electoral support. They find that campaign frontrunners have a limited ability to control their web presence, but that outsider candidates can have more success. They also show that candidates with a greater web presence see greater successes in fundraising.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58823

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