Reconsidering the “Palin Effect” in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

@article{Burmila2013ReconsideringT,
  title={Reconsidering the “Palin Effect” in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election},
  author={Edward Burmila and Joshua M. Ryan},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={66},
  pages={952 - 959}
}
“The ‘Palin Effect’ in the U.S. 2008 Presidential Election” analyzes the effect of Sarah Palin on presidential vote choice. Two of the substantive conclusions are (1) Palin cost McCain votes among independents and moderates, and (2) Palin had the largest effect on vote choice of any recent vice-presidential nominee. Our analysis shows that the data do not support these findings. We find that respondent evaluations of Palin have a positive effect on McCain vote choice, even among independents… Expand
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