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The Surprising Complexity of Economic Voting

When I began to research the relationship between the economy and elections, I initially conceptualized economic voting as a simple sanction/reward process. During periods of prosperity, the party in power would likely accrue benefits from the perception of strong economic … Continue reading

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Perform or go home: the 2010 election and economic voting

The 2010 midterm elections echoed James Carville’s famous message during the 1992 presidential election, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That message resonated in the political community because it simply and succinctly captured the significant and often determinative role that economic conditions … Continue reading

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