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Elections have big consequences that last for decades

Fowler, Anthony and Hall, Andrew B. (2015) Elections have big consequences that last for decades. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Aug 2015). Website.

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Every election cycle, voters are told by pundits and commentators that this particular election counts and that it is likely to shape public policy for decades to come. In new research, Anthony Fowler and Andrew B. Hall find that elections definitely do have consequences; for example, a barely elected Republican is 40 percent more likely to vote conservatively in Congress than a Democrat would have. They also find that because of legislators’ ambitions and the advantage of incumbency, one election result can influence the future results in that district for more than a decade.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2021 23:21

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