What Influences Voters' Allegiance?

September 13, 2012

Just in time for the November elections, a new book by IGS affiliated faculty Gabriel Lenz examines the standard assumptions around voter behavior and representation. Follow the Leader: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance (University of Chicago Press) looks at the way voter preferences shift around periods of political upheaval, and how much weight voters actually give to policy positions. Read more at UCP.