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Voter Decisionmaking in a Primary Election: An Evaluation of Three Models of Choice

Daniel C. Williams, Stephen J. Weber, Gordon A. Haaland, Ronald H. Mueller and Robert E. Craig
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 20, No. 1 (Feb., 1976), pp. 37-49
DOI: 10.2307/2110508
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2110508
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Voter Decisionmaking in a Primary Election: An Evaluation of Three Models of Choice
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Abstract

Summative, averaging, and elimination by aspects models of choice were applied to voter decisionmaking in the 1972 New Hampshire presidential primary. Predictions were generated from each of the models and compared to election outcome, candidate preference, and reported vote. The summative and elimination by aspects procedures predicted equally well, and both predicted significantly better than the averaging procedure. Candidate personal attributes were identified by the majority of voters as more important dimensions in deciding for whom to vote than candidate issue positions.

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