Unresponsive , Unpersuaded : The Unintended Consequences of Voter Persuasion Efforts ∗

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Can randomized experiments at the individual level help assess the persuasive effects of campaign tactics? In the contemporary U.S., vote choice is not observable, so one promising research design involves randomizing appeals and then using a survey to measure vote intentions. Here, we analyze one such field experiment conducted during the 2008 presidential… (More)

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