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National polarization means that it no longer pays for local candidates to appeal to all voters

Polborn, Mattias (2018) National polarization means that it no longer pays for local candidates to appeal to all voters. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In theory, political candidates who have the widest appeal are the most likely to win elections. But recent decades have shown us that this is decidedly not the case: polarization now means that quite extreme candidates win elections in many districts. Mattias Polborn uses a new model of legislative elections and finds that extreme candidates are likely to prevail if the positions of national politicians and parties are important factors for voters.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/09/19/nation...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
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: 16 Jan 2019 15:27
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91867

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