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Published: 18 October 2012

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780195396140

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On Voter Competence

Paul Goren

Series in Political Psychology

  • The most comprehensive study to date on voter decision-making and citizen competence in the realm of US presidential elections
  • Applies data from the past 6 presidential election surveys and 3 new surveys
  • Unlike most prior work on voter decision-making that emphasizes the role of liberal-conservative predispositions in candidate choice, this book focuses on basic policy prinicples
  • Makes the argument that virtually everyone — both informed and uninformed — rely heavily on policy principles when casting their ballots

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