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The impact of the partisan stereotype

Amanda Bittner

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the extent to which a characteristic possessed by leaders — namely, the party label under which they run — has an influence on how they are perceived by voters. Building on a ... More


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


Conclusion

Amanda Bittner

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides the conclusion to the book. It returns to the normative concerns raised in the introduction, and argues that in a healthy and well-functioning democracy, voters' perceptions of ... 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


The Landscape for Women 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/9780199968275.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the findings on the impact of candidate sex and gender stereotypes on candidate evaluations, vote choice, and campaign decisions. The public holds mostly positive ... More


Race, Partisanship, and Rhetoric

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan

in Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226698847
eISBN:
9780226699035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699035.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on the results of two experiments that demonstrate that a candidate’s race and partisanship influence the degree to which he can invoke negative racial stereotypes without losing ... More


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