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African-Americans support the Democratic Party because they perceive it to be more competent than the GOP on important issues

Mangum, Maruice (2014) African-Americans support the Democratic Party because they perceive it to be more competent than the GOP on important issues. LSE American Politics and Policy (08 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Since the end of World War II, African-Americans have traditionally supported the Democratic Party, with most commentators pointing to the party’s liberal record on civil rights and race as the likely explanation. Maruice Mangum takes a close look at African-Americans’ identification with the Democratic Party, finding that their perception of the party’s competence is very important. He argues that African-Americans perceive the Democratic Party to be competent in issues such as preserving welfare and citizens’ fiscal health as well as race relations, to a higher degree than the Republican Party, hence their greater support.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; 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 15:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58869

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