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In recent years, a number of subliteratures on fiscal politics have converged toward a core set of hypothesized explanatory variables—representing political, economic, and social conditions—and a common modeling strategy patterned after that of Davis, Dempster, and Wildavsky (1974). But...
The state of knowledge regarding the relative influence of issues, parties, and candidates across time in presidential elections is confounded because researchers have typically employed standardized correlation coefficients. Employing unstandardized coefficients on openended presidential...
We look at the relationship between a congressional district's black and Hispanic population proportion and the likelihood of election of black or Hispanic candidates. We show that black and Hispanic gains appear to be due to an increase in the number of districts with substantial minority...
Although we now know a good deal about the contribution strategies of individuals, parties, and Political Action Committees (PACs), we know considerably less about contributions made by incumbent members of Congress to other candidates. Such contributions are some-times made through PACs...
The great majority of analyses of presidential support utilize aggregate data and, consequently, are not appropriate for the analysis of individual-level changes in support in response to events within an administration. Using National Election Studies panel data, we investigate presidential...
This study utilizes National Opinion Research Center (NORC) surveys in 1967, 1987, and 1988, and Survey Research Center/Center for Political Studies (SRC/CPS) data from 1960 to 1986 to explore trends in Americans' knowledge of public affairs. NORC and SRC/CPS data indicate that, despite being...
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