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Evidence suggests that issues may have mattered more than expected in the 2016 US presidential elections

Garzia, Diego and Cicchi, Lorenzo (2017) Evidence suggests that issues may have mattered more than expected in the 2016 US presidential elections. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the lead up to the 2016 election, many commentators argued that Donald Trump’s personality and actions would encourage many voters to cross party lines or to stay home. That was emphatically not the case, with Republicans generally voting for Trump as they would any other GOP candidate. Using data from a Voting Advice Application, Diego Garzia and Lorenzo Cicchi write that while partisanship was important in the election, their initial results show that policy issues – such as the repeal of Obamacare – were important to voters as well.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, 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 > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 13:54
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69709

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