Stokes , colleagues at the University of Michigan.
Among its controversial conclusions, based on one of the first comprehensive studies of election survey data what eventually became the National Election Studies , is that most voters cast their ballots primarily on the basis of partisan identification which is often simply inherited from their parents , and that independent voters are actually the least involved in and attentive to politics.
The American Voter established a baseline for most of the scholarly debate that has followed in the decades since. Criticism has followed along several different lines.
Some argue that Campbell and his colleagues set the bar too high, expecting voters to be far more sophisticated and rational than is reasonable. Some scholars, most notably V.
Key, Jr. His famous line "Voters are not fools" summarizes this view.
The American Voter has served as a springboard from which many modern political scientists form their views on voting behavior even though the study only represents one specific time in one particular place. Warren Miller d.
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