Publications

2011
Harbridge L, Malhotra N. Electoral Incentives and Partisan Conflict in Congress: Evidence from Survey Experiments. American Journal of Political Science [Internet]. 2011;55(3):494-510. Publisher's Version
The Trusted Leader:  Building the Relationships That Make Government Work, 2nd edition
Newell T, Reeher G, Ronayne P. The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships That Make Government Work, 2nd edition. CQ Press College; 2011.
Gerber AS, Huber GA, Doherty D, Dowling C. Personality Traits in the Political Arena. Annual Review of Political Science. 2011;14:265-87.
Doherty D, Dowling C, Miller M. Are Financial or Moral Scandals Worse? It Depends. PS: Political Science and Politics. 2011;44:749-757.
Gerber AS, Huber GA, Doherty D, Dowling C. Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A New Dimension for Understanding Electoral Accountability. Journal of Politics. 2011;74:1206-1224.
Lawrence E, Binder S, Maltzman F. The Impact of Party Cues on Citizen Evaluations of Senators. Congress and the Presidency. 2011;38(1):1-15.
Greene J, Persily N, Ansolabehere S. Profiling Originalism. Columbia Law Review. 2011;111(2):356-418.
Zigerell LJ. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: List Experiment Misreporting. Social Science Quarterly. 2011;92(2):552-62.
Newell T, Reeher G, Ronayne P. Introduction. In: The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work, 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press; 2011.
Sides J. What’s So Amazing about Really Deep Thoughts? Cognitive Style and Political Misperceptions, in MPSA Annual Conference. Chicago: Midwest Political Science Association; 2011. Full Text
Raja RLJ. Does Transparency of Political Activity Have a Chilling Effect on Participation?, in MPSA Annual Conference. Chicago: Midwest Political Science Association; 2011. Full Text
Barakso M. The Political Consequences of Internal Dissent in Advocacy Groups: The AMA, Public Opinion and Health Care Reform, in MPSA Annual Conference. Chicago: Midwest Political Science Association; 2011. Full Text
Schaffner B. Racial Salience and the Obama Vote. Political Psychology [Internet]. 2011;32(6):963-988. Website Full Text
Eckles DL, Schaffner B. Risk Tolerance and Support for Potential Military Interventions. Public Opinion Quarterly [Internet]. 2011;75(3):533-544. Website Full Text
Raja RLJ, Schaffner B. Explaining the Unpopularity of Public Funding for Congressional Elections. Electoral Studies [Internet]. 2011;30(3):525–533. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This article uses data from the 2008 Cooperative Congressional Election Study to explain weak support for public financing of congressional campaigns. Previous studies lack theory to explain variation in support and use a flawed measure of the dependent variable. We argue that low support reflects a failure resulting from a collective action dilemma. Citizens desire a campaign finance system that weans politicians from private donors, but are unwilling to pay a small amount in taxes to support public financing. In contrast to conventional wisdom, we show that support for public financing is highest among those perceived to benefit the most from the current system. Our results suggest that most Americans would rather not pay for politics, and that reform proposals must avoid incurring transparent costs on individual citizens to pay for reform.
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McDonald I. Migration and Sorting in the American Electorate: Evidence from the 2006 Cooperative Congressional Election Study. American Politics Research. 2011;39(3):512-33.
Fridkin K, Kenney P. Variability in Citizens' Reactions to Different Types of Negative Campaigns. American Journal of Political Science. 2011;55(2):307-25.
Jacoby WJ. Measuring Value Choices: Are Rank Orders Valid Indicators?, in Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago; 2011. Full Text
Obama's Battle with Lobbyists
Thurber J. Obama's Battle with Lobbyists. In: Thurber J Obama in Office. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press; 2011. pp. 127-42. Publisher's Version Full Text
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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