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Donald Trump’s victories show that authoritarian voters are now in control of the Republican nomination process

MacWilliams, Matthew C. (2016) Donald Trump’s victories show that authoritarian voters are now in control of the Republican nomination process. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Up to now, many political scientists and commentators have argued that support for Donald Trump is ‘capped’, given that he and Senator Ted Cruz (TX) are competing for the same pool of antiestablishment voters. Using new survey data from South Carolina Republican voters, Matthew C. MacWilliams finds that, along with concerns about terrorism, authoritarianism is a major predictor of people’s support for Donald Trump, and not a predictor of support for Ted Cruz. With these findings in mind, he argues that so long as people are concerned about outside threats – concerns which Trump is stoking – his support will continue to grow.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65819

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