Explaining Senate Election Outcomes

  title={Explaining Senate Election Outcomes},
  author={A. Abramowitz},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  • A. Abramowitz
  • Published 1988
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
Aggregate-level data are used in this analysis to explain the outcomes of Senate elections between 1974 and 1986. Using the individual Senate contest as the unit of analysis permits estimating the relative influence of a wide variety of factors on Senate election results including political characteristics of states, characteristics of the candidates, and national political conditions. Of these factors candidate characteristics had the strongest impact on the outcomes of Senate elections. The… Expand