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The Two Hillary Clintons: how supporters and detractors describe the Democratic nominee

Nalder, Kim L., Conroy, Meredith and Joesten Martin, Danielle (2016) The Two Hillary Clintons: how supporters and detractors describe the Democratic nominee. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Jul 2016). Website.

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If it was not for Donald Trump’s presence in the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton would be the least favored presidential candidate there has ever been. At the same time, however, she is rated by fact checkers as being far more honest than Trump or any other primary candidate. Using a survey of Californians, Kim L. Nalder, Meredith Conroy, and Danielle Joesten Martin explore how voters feel about Clinton. They find that Trump’s framing of Clinton as “crooked” has stuck, with most of his supporters describing her as a “liar” and “untrustworthy”. Clinton’s own supporters on the other hand, were more likely to describe her as “experienced”, “smart” and “strong”. On gender lines, women tend to describe Clinton more positively compared to men, and also note her gender.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2021 23:26

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