Don’t assume Donald Trump’s supporters believe all his words
- June 22, 2016
- Bernie Grofman, political science professor, on how voters’ views may differ from their preferred candidate’s positions, courtesy of The New York Times, June 22, 2016
These reactions are consistent with research by the [UC Irvine] political scientist Bernard Grofman who considered what might happen when voters do not simply choose a candidate whose positions best match their own. If they discount those promises and instead gauge the likely effect of each candidate on the status quo, voters might in some cases choose a candidate whose preferred position is further from them.
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