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Compared to primaries, caucuses are less representative andmore likely to select an ideologically extreme nominee.

Karpowitz, Christopher F. and Pope, Jeremy C. (2015) Compared to primaries, caucuses are less representative andmore likely to select an ideologically extreme nominee. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The next 19 months will see nearly endless speculation over the candidates and the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. But how important is the nomination process? In new research on presidential primaries and caucuses using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, Christopher F. Karpowitz & Jeremy C. Pope find that compared to primaries, caucuses are seen by many voters as being less fair and more likely to advantage special interests, making them less representative, and more likely to attract more partisan voters. This in turn means that caucuses are more likely to select a more extreme nominee.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 23:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61933

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