The Significance of the 1992 Election

  title={The Significance of the 1992 Election},
  author={Seymour Martin Lipset},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={7 - 16}
  • S. Lipset
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Economics
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
The 1992 election was influenced by a number of factors. The personalities, or characteristics, of the candidates clearly played a role, as did the kind of campaign they ran. Economic conditions were particularly important. However, it is interesting to note that statistical models by economists predicting election results, which emphasize economic trends, were less successful in 1992 than in previous years. Political scientists were more successful. Models and Perceptions Four years ago, Ray… 
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