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Contrary to popular belief, American presidential election campaigns have become less partisan over time

Rhodes, Jesse H. and Albert, Zachary (2015) Contrary to popular belief, American presidential election campaigns have become less partisan over time. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Partisan polarization has perhaps been most common term used to describe American politics in recent years. In new research, Jesse H. Rhodes and Zachary Albert investigate how partisanship has manifested in presidential campaigns over the past six decades. They find that – contrary to the impression created by contemporary public discussion and media coverage – explicit partisanship has declined dramatically as a feature of presidential campaigns, largely due to the abandonment of partisan rhetoric by Democratic presidential candidates. They argue that Democratic candidates have avoided partisan appeals in their public rhetoric in order to reach out to moderate voters alienated by corrosive partisanship.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; 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: 08 May 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 13:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75922

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