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Journal Article

Presidential Popularity and Presidential Vote

Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Tom W. Rice
The Public Opinion Quarterly
Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter, 1982), pp. 534-537
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2748773
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Presidential Popularity and Presidential Vote
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Abstract

The president's popularity rating is highly predictive of his vote share in a reelection bid, especially when popularity is assessed in June of that year. This June popularity-vote model predicts about as well as the Gallup final preelection poll, and a 50 percent approval rating will ensure reelection.

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