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New Deal Issues and the American Electorate, 1952-1988

dc.contributor.authorGeer, John Gray
dc.identifier.citationGeer, John G. "New Deal Issues and the American Electorate, 1952-1988." Political Behavior 14.1 (1992): 45-65. Copyright © 1992 Springer Verlag.en_US
dc.descriptionOriginally published in: Political Behavior, v. 14, no. 1 (1992), p. 45-65.en_US
dc.description.abstract"As each presidential election passes into the history books, debate renews over the status of the New Deal Party System. This article addresses part of that debate by examining changes in the electorate's assessment of New Deal issues. Despite the vast literature on realignment, there have have been few efforts to see whether issues associated with the New Deal still shape the political attitudes of the American electorate. Using the NES's open-ended like/dislike questions on parties and candidates from 1952 to 1988, I show that New Deal issues remain central to the partisan attitudes of the public. These findings show that the agenda of the New deal remains an integral part of how the American public thinks about their candidates and parties. There, of course, has been much change over the last four decades, but these results suggest, in general, that at least parts of the New Deal Party System remain intact"--From article.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.subjectPolitical issuesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNew Deal, 1933-1939en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties -- United States -- Public opinionen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Politics and government -- Public opinionen_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocratic Party (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRepublican Party (U.S. : 1854- )en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Economic policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Social policyen_US
dc.titleNew Deal Issues and the American Electorate, 1952-1988en_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts and Scienceen_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US

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