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Unformatted text preview: Voting Behavior 15:25 Most voters make up their minds very early “funnel of causality” – voters make up their mind early, not really that true Sociological factors – race, religion, ethnicity, urban/rural, income level, region, SES- socio-economic status – combo of income, occupation, and education • Many various trends regarding this • Higher SES tend to vote Republican • Blacks vote overwhelmingly for Democrats o Since FDR o Connection reinforced by civil rights movement o Hispanics very competitive • Religion o Protestants (white) usually Republican o Catholics tended to vote Democrat o Abortion such a big issue o Jews part of FDR coalition, tend to vote very Democrat • Urban voters historically Democrat o Immigrants o Sensitive to needs of urban areas • Rural typically Republican Interior West, South usually Republican nowadays NE, Left coast, very liberal •...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course POLI Poli 325 taught by Professor Waller during the Spring '09 term at McGill.
- Spring '09