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The swing voter in American politics

Author: William G Mayer
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fills conceptual gap concerning the swing voter. Answers four questions: What is a swing voter? How to identify them? Do they differ from the rest of the electorate? What is their role? Presents a picture of this key political group, tracking them across six decades of national and local elections"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swing voter in American politics.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608570935
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Mayer
ISBN: 9780815755302 0815755309 9780815755319 0815755317
OCLC Number: 182552964
Description: xi, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What exactly is a swing voter? definition and measurement / William G. Mayer --
Swing voters in the Gallup poll, 1944 to 2004 / Jeffrey M. Jones --
Campaign dynamics and the swing vote in the 2004 election / Michael Dimock, April Clark, and Juliana Menasce Horowitz --
Swing voting and U.S. presidential elections / Daron R. Shaw --
Swing voters in subnational campaigns / Jeffrey M. Stonecash --
Swing voters? Hah! the not very "persuadables" and the not really "undecideds" in 2004 / Adam Clymer and Ken Winneg --
Do swing voters swing elections? / James E. Campbell --
Conclusion : the state of the discussion / William G. Mayer and Ruy Teixeira.
Responsibility: William G. Mayer, editor.
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The ""swing voter"" occupies a cherished place in American political lore. Candidates court swing voters, consultants target them, and pundits speculate constantly on which way they will lean.  Read more...

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