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Many Democrats think that the 2016 election result was rigged

Sinclair, Betsy, Smith, Steven S. and Tucker, Patrick (2018) Many Democrats think that the 2016 election result was rigged. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Sep 2018). Website.

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Previous studies have found that after an election, supporters of the losing candidate tend to be more likely to believe that votes were counted improperly. So how did Donald Trump's claims that the 2016 election was 'rigged' ahead of his own victory influence voters' perception of the election's integrity? Using national survey data, Betsy Sinclair, Steven S. Smith and Patrick Tucker find that Republicans gained confidence in the vote after Trump’s election win, while Democrats’ confidence fell. This effect was even more pronounced among bettereducated Republicans and Democrats who identified most strongly with their party.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 15:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:17

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