James Gimpel

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We report the results of the first large-scale experiment involving paid political advertising. During the opening months of a 2006 gubernatorial campaign, approximately $2 million of television and radio advertising on behalf of the incumbent candidate was deployed experimentally. In each experimental media market, the launch date and volume of television(More)
Although many have hypothesized that neighborhoods and social context are important influences on the decision to vote, the data to study these phenomenon have often been inadequate. We examine a unique source of data, registered voter lists, from a rich variety of locations that allow us to tap into this social participation dynamic using a multilevel(More)
A number of electoral reforms have been enacted in the United States in the past three decades that are designed to increase turnout by easing restrictions on the casting of ballots. Both proponents and opponents of electoral reforms agree that these reforms should increase the demographic representativeness of the electorate by reducing the direct costs of(More)
Voter Migration and the Geographic Sorting of the American Electorate Wendy K. Tam Cho a , James G. Gimpel b & Iris S. Hui c a Departments of Political Science and Statistics and National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign b Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland c Department of(More)
Although there is much empirical support for the causal connection between higher socioeconomic status (SES) and political participation, there are ample instances of lower SES individuals participating and higher SES individuals abstaining from participation. Apparently other factors send some similarly situated individuals down the expected path and cause(More)
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Assessment of the nation’s economic performance has been repeatedly linked to voters’ decision-making in U.S. presidential elections. Here we inquire as to where those economic evaluations originate. One possibility in the politicized environment of a major campaign is that they are partisan determinations and do not reflect actual economic circumstances.(More)
Campaigns and political parties are faced with the immensely important practical challenge of financing their efforts. Raising money is instrumental to all other aims. In recent years, this task has been complicated by the need to enlist ever greater numbers of contributors to raise ever larger sums of money. At the same time, fundraising burdens are eased(More)
We explore the roots of lolerance for immigration-related diversity from a political .socialization perspective. Among rural adolescent respondents, we find that attitudes toward immigrants are stirprisingly variahle along a number of important dimensions: anticipated socioeconomic status, family longevity in the community, and employment in agriculture.(More)