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The timeline of presidential elections : how campaigns do (and do not) matter

Author: Robert S Erickson; Christopher Wlezien
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
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From the publisher. With the 2012 presidential election upon us, will voters cast their ballots for the candidates whose platform and positions best match their own? Or will the race for the next president of the United States come down largely to who runs the most effective campaign? It's a question those who study elections have been considering for years with no clear resolution.Erikson an Wlezien reveal for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Erickson; Christopher Wlezien
ISBN: 9780226922140 0226922146 9780226922157 0226922154
OCLC Number: 777327369
Description: viii, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Election campaigns and voter preferences --
Uncovering vote intentions using trial-heat polls --
Thinking about campaign dynamics --
Vote intentions over the campaign timeline --
From the campaign to election day --
Sources of change over the campaign timeline --
Campaign dynamics and the individual voter --
The evolution of electoral choice over the campaign timeline --
Appendix: Vote intention data.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Robert S. Erikson and Christopher Wlezien.

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