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A New Partisan Voter

Joseph Bafumi and Robert Y. Shapiro
The Journal of Politics
Vol. 71, No. 1 (Jan., 2009), pp. 1-24
DOI: 10.1017/s0022381608090014
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1017/s0022381608090014
Page Count: 24
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A New Partisan Voter
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Abstract

The American electorate today is different from that described in The American Voter. Both the 1950s era of ideologically innocent party voting and the subsequent period of partisan dealignment are over. Some political scientists began to describe the New American Voter as a new partisan evolution occurred. What has not been fully appreciated in the twentieth/twenty-first century history of voting studies is how partisanship returned in a form more ideological and more issue based along liberal-conservative lines than it has been in more than 30 years. This is visible in the strength of partisan voting, in the relationship between partisanship and ideology, and in the strength of the relationship of partisanship and self-reported liberal-conservative ideology to the public's economic, social, racial, and religious attitudes and opinions. Not only has the public responded in a striking way to changes in politics and its context, but the current transformation has also appeared to be strikingly enduring and difficult to shake, based on survey evidence for this new partisan voter.

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