Too Liberal to Win? Race and Voter Perceptions of Candidate Ideology

  title={Too Liberal to Win? Race and Voter Perceptions of Candidate Ideology},
  author={Sarah A. Fulton and Sarah Allen Gershon},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={909 - 939}
Experimental research has long indicated that minority candidates are perceived as being more liberal than Whites. These expectations may hinder the electoral prospects of minority candidates campaigning for office who need the support of independents to win. Drawing upon a unique dataset of 933 informants (party delegates) and survey data from the 2006 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, we investigate the accuracy and implications of these race-based stereotypes for voting in the U.S… 

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