Compiles CQ voting studies and interest group rating data for every legislator who has served in Congress from 1947 to 2004. Includes information on six congressional sessions (106th, 107th, and 108th Congresses).
A regional approach to understanding 2020 presidential election outcomes, taking into account the tribalism that has come to define contemporary US politics and building a path to 270 Electoral College votes. The authors employ qualitative and quantitative methods to examine electoral outcomes in the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast.
Features essays by political scientists in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 general election, chronicling every stage of the presidential race as well as the coterminous congressional elections, paying additional attention to the role of the media and campaign finance in the process.
This book examines the Trump phenomenon and presidency as fascist. Fascism here connotes not generically "bad" politics or a consolidated political-economic regime (Mussolini's Italy or Hitler's Germany) but a set of political, movement, and ideological traits understood within the context of the neoliberal-capitalist era.
Analyzes changes to campaigning and voting in the U.S. in 2020. The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 upended traditional campaign strategies, posed unprecedented challenges to candidates, and potentially altered how campaigns think about running for office.
Shows how national political conflicts are increasingly flowing through the subnational institutions of state politics--with profound consequences for public policy and American democracy. Argues that as Congress has become more gridlocked, national partisan and activist groups have shifted their sights to the state level, nationalizing state politics in the process and transforming state governments into the engines of American policymaking.
Administering Elections provides a digest of contemporary American election administration using a systems perspective. The authors provide insight into the interconnected nature of all components of elections administration, and sheds like on the potential consequences of reforms that fail to account for this.
In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions.
Every two years, exit polls become the most widely analyzed, written about and discussed data-set in the U.S.. Although exit polls are known for their use in predicting elections, they are also the best tool for explaining election results. More than 200 tables and figures showing changes in the electorate and its voting patterns over time.
Argues finance laws have increased the likelihood that incumbents in the House and Senate will be reelected, and have greatly diminished the chances that candidates who are not wealthy will be elected. Presents data about federal elections since 1920.
Provides turnout statistics for general and primary elections for presidential, congressional, and state gubernatorial races. Extensive graphs and tables detail over two centuries of trends: Turnout data presented in 20-year periods Voter turnout by party affiliation State level data Voter turnout--the percentage of eligible citizens who cast ballots in a given election.
Tables include data on voter turnouts for presidential primaries from 1972 to 2000, voter turnouts for presidential elections from 1924 to 2000, and comparisons (in numbers) of voters and nonvoters by election years from 1924 to 2000. Outlines the events, people, court cases, laws, amendments, and practices.
Examines the volume, distribution, content, and effects of political advertising in congressional and presidential elections. Considers the role of TV ads using extensive data on ad airings on local broadcast stations. It also analyzes newly available data on paid digital ads, including ads on Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube.