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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Campaign Effects and Dynamics in the 2012 Election

1Department of Political Science, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Corresponding author: Costas Panagopoulos, Department of Political Science, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 36–39, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, ISSN (Print) 2194-6183, DOI: 10.1515/forum-2013-0010, February 2013

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This article analyzes the evolution of voter preferences in the 2012 presidential election cycle. It also examines the influence of specific events, in order to help explain the dynamics we observe over the course of the campaign. I find considerable evidence of campaign-event effects on aggregate voter preferences in 2012, reinforcing the notion that events help to shape campaign dynamics.

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