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The close results of recent presidential elections reflect the emergence of a highly divided and partisan electorate

Abramowitz, Alan (2014) The close results of recent presidential elections reflect the emergence of a highly divided and partisan electorate. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Over the past four decades, the American electorate has changed dramatically. As a result of these changes, Alan Abramowitz argues that we have entered a new and fundamentally different era of competition in presidential elections. The key features of this new era are a close balance of support between the two major parties, a strongly partisan electorate, and a high degree of stability in voter preferences and in the outcomes of elections at the national and state levels. Just as is important, is the growing Democratic advantage in both the national popular vote and the Electoral College due to changing demographics.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 13:27
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 13:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58856

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