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Why Politicians Love Getting on TV: Words Rewarded Just as Much as Results

Justin Grimmer, Solomon Messing and Sean Westwood have an interesting paper that shows that voters give similar credit for members of Congress who (1) intend to request funds, (2) request funds, and (3) secure funds. The idea is that members … Continue reading

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Why Voters Respond Primarily to the Election-Year Economy

Here’s an interesting paper by Gabriel Lenz and Andrew Healy: ABSTRACT: According to numerous studies, the election-year economy influences presidential election results far more than cumulative growth throughout the term. Here we describe a series of surveys and experiments that point to … Continue reading

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