Why Americans Split Their Tickets: Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government / Edition 1

Why Americans Split Their Tickets: Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government / Edition 1

by Barry C. Burden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472089846

ISBN-13: 2900472089849

Pub. Date: 03/16/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Why do some voters split their ballots, selecting a Republican for one office and a Democrat for another? Why do voters often choose one party to control the White House while the other controls the Congress? Barry Burden and David Kimball address these fundamental puzzles of American elections by explaining the causes of divided government and debunking the myth that

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Why do some voters split their ballots, selecting a Republican for one office and a Democrat for another? Why do voters often choose one party to control the White House while the other controls the Congress? Barry Burden and David Kimball address these fundamental puzzles of American elections by explaining the causes of divided government and debunking the myth that voters prefer the division of power over one-party control. Why Americans Split Their Tickets links recent declines in ticket-splitting to sharpening policy differences between parties and demonstrates why candidates' ideological positions still matter in American elections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900472089849
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
I Contemporary American Politics and Divided Government      1
II Explaining Divided Voter Behavior 17
III Measuring Ticket Splitting 41
IV President-House Ticket Splitting from 1952 to 2000 67
V Midterm Elections and Divided Government 105
VI Splitting the Senate 127
VII Conclusion and Implications 157
Notes 171
References 183
Index 199

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