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The American Voter Revisited

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Today we are politically polarized as never before. The presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 will be remembered as two of the most contentious political events in American history. Yet despite the recent election upheaval, The American Voter Revisited discovers that voter behavior has been remarkably consistent over the last half century. And if the authors are correct ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published May 22nd 2008 by University of Michigan Press (first published 2008)
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Owlseyes



I can recall what happened in the UK's Brexit referendum: the pollsters just failed. BIGLY.

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Sure, next 8th of November I'll back on this book. I' m mainly interested in the Primary Model of professor Helmut Norpoth of Stony University, New York. He's been saying, with a 87-99% certainty , that D. Trump will win the election.

More on his model: http://primarymodel.com/

Of course, pollsters have been saying a quite different thing. Maybe Rush Limbaugh has got a point when encouraging voters to ig
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Steven Peterson
Jun 28, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing
"The American Voter" was a genuine classic in the study of voting behavior. Authored by Angus Campbell, Philip Converse, Warren Miller, and Donald Stokes, the focus of the book was on the factors affecting citizens' voting in the 1952 and 1956 elections. One great challenge was analyzing survey research data BEFORE the advent of computers. Contemporary statistical techniques were simply not fully available.

This book, in essence, replicates the approach of the original volume, with a focus on the
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Nov 25, 2008 Keohane marked it as to-read
plan to read in 2009
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its election year so i thought i'd give it a read. hopefully i'll get it and its predecessor completed before november.
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