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    Political polarization means more Americans are voting against rather than for candidates in presidential elections

Political polarization means more Americans are voting against rather than for candidates in presidential elections

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Traditionally in elections people vote for candidates that they like. But in recent years, surveys have show a growing number of people cast their votes against candidates rather than for them – as many as one third in the 2020 election. In new research, Diego Garzia and Frederico Ferreira da Silva find that those who have a less positive […]

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    Evidence suggests that issues may have mattered more than expected in the 2016 US presidential elections

Evidence suggests that issues may have mattered more than expected in the 2016 US presidential elections

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In the lead up to the 2016 election, many commentators argued that Donald Trump’s personality and actions would encourage many voters to cross party lines or to stay home. That was emphatically not the case, with Republicans generally voting for Trump as they would any other GOP candidate. Using data from a Voting Advice Application, Diego Garzia and Lorenzo […]

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