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Do voters cast their ballots based on candidates' policy positions and current government performance? Or does the race 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. In The Timeline of Presidential Elections, Robert S. Erikson and Christopher Wlezien reveal for the first time how both factors come into play.
Robert S. Erikson is professor of political science at Columbia University and the author or coauthor of several books, including The Macro Polity. Christopher Wlezien is professor of political science at Temple University and coauthor of Degrees of Democracy, among other books.
Table of Contents
|Election Campaigns and Voter Preferences||p. 1|
|Uncovering Vote Intentions using Trial-Heat Polls||p. 17|
|Thinking about Campaign Dynamics||p. 41|
|Vote Intentions over the Campaign Timeline||p. 59|
|From the Campaign to Election Day||p. 83|
|Sources of Change over the Campaign Timeline||p. 109|
|Campaign Dynamics and the Individual Voter||p. 139|
|The Evolution of Electoral Choice over the Campaign Timeline||p. 165|
|Appendix Vote Intention Data||p. 179|
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