A New Partisan Voter

@article{Bafumi2009ANP,
  title={A New Partisan Voter},
  author={Joseph Bafumi and R. Y. Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
The American electorate today is different from that described in The American Voter. Both the 1950s era of ideologically innocent party voting and the subsequent period of partisan dealignment are over. Some political scientists began to describe the New American Voter as a new partisan evolution occurred. What has not been fully appreciated in the twentieth/twenty-first century history of voting studies is how partisanship returned in a form more ideological and more issue based along liberal… Expand
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