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Independents are less likely to vote for Democratic minority candidates because they think they are more liberal

Fulton, Sarah and Gershon, Sarah Allen (2018) Independents are less likely to vote for Democratic minority candidates because they think they are more liberal. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why do minorities continue to be underrepresented in the US House of Representatives? In new research, Sarah Fulton and Sarah Allen Gershon investigate the role of race and partisanship in shaping voters' sense of group identity, and how perceptions of the ideology of minority candidates affects vote-choice. They find that white independent and Republican voters perceive non-white Democratic candidates to to be more liberal. These voters, they write, perceive exaggerated ideological differences for those candidates who belong to two ‘out-groups’: both race and party.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/07/05/indepe...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 16:37
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 16:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91254

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