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Pairing with an extreme running mate helps moderatepresidential candidates to appeal to more voters

Krumel Jr, Thomas P. and Enami, Ali (2015) Pairing with an extreme running mate helps moderatepresidential candidates to appeal to more voters. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the 2012 presidential election the Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney, was considered by many to be a moderate. So why, then, did he choose the more ideologically extreme Congressman, Paul Ryan, to be his vice-Presidential running mate? In new research, Thomas P Krumel Jr and Ali Enami argue that a moderate presidential candidate may look to someone farther to their right or left in order to expand their voting base, and thus shift the view of the median voter to the right, thus helping them to gain more votes.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64289

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