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Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Amanda Bittner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Campaign organizers and the media appear to agree that voters' perceptions of party leaders have an important impact in elections: considerable effort is made to ensure that leaders look good, speak ... More


Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates?

Kathleen Dolan

in When Does Gender Matter?: Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199968275
eISBN:
9780190201142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968275.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether voters employ gender stereotypes in their evaluations of women and men candidates. The analysis compares the abstract gender stereotypes voters hold with the specific ... More


The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions

Kathleen Dolan

in When Does Gender Matter?: Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199968275
eISBN:
9780190201142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968275.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 investigates the impact of gender stereotypes on vote choice decisions in congressional and governor elections. The analysis compares the impact of stereotypes and candidate evaluations ... More


An empirical analysis of the vice presidential home state advantage (individual-level data)

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds upon the previous analysis by estimating the vice presidential home state advantage at the individual, rather than aggregate, level, and employing alternative indicators of ... More


Civil Religion Identity and the Task of Political Representation

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the concept of civil religion identity to provide a deeper understanding of political representation. Civil religion identity has broad adherence in the American public, and ... More


Means, Motive, and Opportunity: How People Come to Display Signs

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we focus on several aspects of the process by which people come to display signs. First, we present survey respondents with a hypothetical scenario regarding the decision to display ... More


Leader Evaluations and Partisan Stereotypes—A Comparative Analysis

Amanda Bittner

in Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199660124
eISBN:
9780191755934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660124.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Scholars have noted that the party label provides cues to voters when they lack information, and that even when other information is available, voters continue to rely upon the ‘partisan stereotype’ ... More


How Negative Campaigning Influences Citizens’ Evaluations of Candidates and Likelihood of Voting

Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney

in Taking Aim at Attack Advertising: Understanding the Impact of Negative Campaigning in U.S. Senate Races

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190947569
eISBN:
9780190947606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947569.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The analysis in chapter 7 combines survey data from the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey with information about the airing and content of negative advertisements. It demonstrates that ... More


Taking Aim at Attack Advertising: Understanding the Impact of Negative Campaigning in U.S. Senate Races

Kim Fridkin and Patrick Kenney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190947569
eISBN:
9780190947606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947569.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book develops and tests the “tolerance and tactics theory of negativity.” The theory argues that citizens differ in their tolerance of negative campaigning. Also, candidates vary in the tactics ... More


The Consequences of Negative Campaigning

Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney

in Taking Aim at Attack Advertising: Understanding the Impact of Negative Campaigning in U.S. Senate Races

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190947569
eISBN:
9780190947606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947569.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 begins with a review of the book’s findings regarding the impact of negative campaigning in U.S. Senate races and assesses the evidence for the tolerance and tactics theory of negativity. ... More


Mexican-American and Cuban-American Public Opinion: Differences at the State Level?

David L. Leal

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the differences in public opinion of Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans at the state level. The analysis reveals very few aggregate opinion differences between Mexican ... More


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