Publications

2011
Ansolabehere S, Schaffner B. Re-Examining the Validity of Different Survey Modes for Measuring Public Opinion in the U.S.: Findings From a 2010 Multi-Mode Comparison. 2011.Abstract
In this paper, we present data from a three-mode study carried out in 2010. National surveys were fielded at the same time over the Internet (using an opt-in Internet panel), by telephone with live interviews (using a national RDD sample of landlines and cell phones), and by mail (using a national sample of residential addresses). Each survey utilized a nearly identical questionnaire soliciting information across a range of political and social indicators, many of which can be validated with government data. Comparing the findings from the modes to each other and the validated benchmarks, we demonstrate that a carefully executed opt-in Internet panel produces estimates that are as accurate as a telephone survey and that the two modes differ little in their estimates of other political indicators and their correlates.
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Thurber J. The Contemporary Presidency: Changing the Way Washington Works? Assessing President Obama’s Battle with Lobbyists. Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2011;41(2):358-374. Full Text
Konisky DM. Public Preferences for Environmental Policy Responsibility. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 2011;41(1):76-100. Full Text
Fridkin K, Kenney P. The Role of Candidate Traits in U.S. Senate Campaigns. Journal of Politics. 2011;73(1):61-73.
Schneider SK, Jacoby WJ, Lewis DC. Public Opinion Toward Intergovernmental Policy Responsibilities. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 2011;41(1):1-30.
Zigerell LJ, Barker DC. Safe, Legal, Rare..and Early: Gender and the Politics of Abortion. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 2011;21(1):83-96.
Adams J, Merrill S, Simas EN, Stone WJ. When Candidates Value Good Character: A Spatial Model with Applications to Congressional Elections. Journal of Politics. 2011;73(1):17-30.
Campbell DE, Green JC, Layman GC. The Party Faithful: Partisan Images, Candidate Religion, and the Electoral Impact of Party Identification. American Journal of Political Science. 2011;55(1):42-58.
2010
Petrow G, Hebrink J. Barack Obama and the 2008 Presidential Election: Appling the Minimal Racial Cue Model to a Maximal Racial Cue Situation. In: Annual Conference. Chicago: MPSA; 2010. mpsaapril2010.pdf
Jacobson G. Barack Obama and the American Public: The First 18 Months. In: 2010 Annual Meeting. Washington D. C.: American Political Science Association; 2010.
Jacobson G. Barack Obama and the American Public: From Candidate to President. In: Conference on “Obama Governing". London: Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster; 2010.
Jacobson G. A Tale of Two Wars: Public Opinion on the U.S. Military Interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2010;40:585-610.
Jacobson G. George W. Bush, the Iraq War, and the Election of Barack Obama. Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2010;40:207-224.
Jacobson G. A Divider not a Uniter: George W. Bush and the American People, 2nd edition. New York: Longman; 2010.
Schaffner B. Racial Salience and the Obama Vote: Evidence from a New Survey Instrument. In: 2010 Annual Meeting. Southern Political Science Association; 2010.
Creek H. Election Reform in the U.S.: Who Cares and What are they Thinking?. In: 2010 Annual Meeting. Southern Political Science Association; 2010.
Herron MC, Bafumi J. Leapfrog Representation and Extremism: A Study of American Voters and their Members in Congress. American Political Science Review [Internet]. 2010;104(3):519-42. Website
Panagopoulos C. Are Caucuses Bad for Democracy?. Political Science Quarterly. 2010;125(3):425-42. Full Text
Lawrence E, Sides J, Farrell H. Self-Segregation or Deliberation? Blog Readership, Participation, and Polarization in American Politics. Perspectives on Politics [Internet]. 2010;8(1):141-57. Website
Block RC, Onwunli C. Managing Monikers: The Role of Name Presentation in the 2008 Presidential Election. Presidential Studies Quarterly [Internet]. 2010;40(3):464-81. Website