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Partisan and economic cues fail to help low-information voterschoose the correct presidential candidate

Dusso, Aaron (2015) Partisan and economic cues fail to help low-information voterschoose the correct presidential candidate. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

When people vote, does their preferred candidate represent the policies that are best for them? Not necessarily – a lack of information can often lead to people voting ‘incorrectly’ against their interests or beliefs. Using a new method of measuring this incorrect voting in presidential elections, Aaron Dusso finds that when choosing between candidates, strong partisans and those who believe that the economy is doing better for them, but who also have poor knowledge of candidates’ policy positions, are much more likely to vote for the ‘wrong’ candidate.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61964

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