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When placed strategically, campaign field offices can be very important in turning battleground states during presidential elections

Darr, Joshua and Levendusky, Matthew (2014) When placed strategically, campaign field offices can be very important in turning battleground states during presidential elections. LSE American Politics and Policy (12 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The rise of social media, online campaigning and big data techniques has put a new spin on the traditional ‘ground game’ in political campaigns. Using data from the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Joshua Darr and Matthew Levendusky investigate why campaign field offices are located where they are, and whether or not they can make a difference in elections. They find that, through strategic placement, Obama’s field offices accounted for as much as 50 percent of his margin of victory in some states. They argue that in an era of billion dollar campaigns, field offices offer a cost effective way to mobilize voters and leave a legacy of local volunteers.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blo gs.lse.ac.uk/usappblo g/
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: 12 Aug 2014 14:39
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58913

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