voting behaviour

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  • voting behaviour
    • turnout
      • reasons for low turnout
        • happathy
          • 1996 49% turnout strong economy, Clinton had high approval rating
        • people feel alienated
          • 2004- Kerry+ Bush
        • voter registration
          • Iowa on day voting-70%
        • democratic overload
      • attempts to increase turnout
        • make registration less complicated
          • 8 states allow on the day registration
            • turnout is 12% higher
              • maine 69% minnesota- 76%
          • texas and hawaii are very low may be due them being safe seats
        • democrats get out the vote adverts-beneficial to them as they lose votes
        • motor voter turnout Act
        • help america vote act 2002
      • turnout amongst different social groups
        • race
          • white
            • 64%
          • black
            • 60.8%
          • hispanic
            • 31.6%
          • asian
            • 32%
        • gender
        • age
          • Untitled
        • income
      • presidential elections-50-60%, mid terms- 40% primaries-20%
    • voting patterns to parties
      • gender
        • male
          • democrats have a white man problem
        • female
          • more aligned to democrats
            • 1994 year for women in midterms
            • pro abortion, public spending
          • despite female vp candite more women did not vote republican
            • target women particularly the security moms 2004 and soccer moms 2008
          • target women particularly the security moms 2004 and soccer moms 2008
      • age
        • young under 30
          • more liberal in their views on gay marriage, abortion
        • middle age
        • elderly
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      • income
      • education
      • location
        • solid south broke up republicans targeted them
          • 12 states all voted romney in 2012 except swing state florida
        • solid north east emerged from 1992 10 states make u 1/6 of population
        • rural
        • urban
      • religion
        • catholic
          • 48%
          • 50%
        • protestant
          • 56%
          • 43%
        • mormon
          • 78%
          • 21%
        • jewish
          • 69%
          • 30%
        • none
          • 70%
          • 26%
    • abstention
      • reasons for abstention
        • voter registaration
        • voter fatigue- overload
        • media dominated campaigns
        • lack of choice
        • decline in partisansip
        • electoral system
        • voter apathy
        • hapathy

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