The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign

@article{Mutz2010TheDT,
  title={The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign},
  author={Diana C Mutz},
  journal={PS Political Science & Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={707-712}
}
  • Diana C Mutz
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • PS Political Science & Politics
Using the most extensive dataset available on the 2008 election, I examine the impact of dog ownership on presidential vote preference. Canines were elevated to the status of a campaign issue when, during the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama publicly promised his daughters a dog after the election was over, a campaign promise that has since been fulfilled. However, this announcement appears to have unintentionally highlighted the absence of a key point of potential identification between this… Expand
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