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CAS PO 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: First Amendment To The United States Constitution


Department
Political Science
Course Code
CAS PO 111
Professor
David Scott Palmer
Lecture
6

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VOTERS AND NONVOTERS
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Why note?
Turnout range from approx. 50-60% of VAP
Why do so many people choose not to vote?
Voting is costly: requires time and effort
Top reasons:
Too busy
Sick or disabled
Not interested
Did not like the choices
Individual votes may not make a difference to the outcome
Who votes?
Age
Education
Residential mobility
Other factors: Gender, income, race
Partisan Loyalty
Best predictor of how a person will vote
Party identification: individual attachment to a particular party
Voters are predisposed to their party's candidates
Predispositions are often based on current and historical
public policies
Gender gap: women identify with the Democrats at higher
rates than men
Racial gaps: minorities identify with the Democrats at higher
rates
Sources of Party Identification
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