Does Rain Help the Republicans? Theory and Evidence on Turnout and the Vote
AbstractConventional political wisdom holds that inclement weather on election day reduces turnout and helps elect Republican candidates. Analysis of National Climatic Data Center weather records and National Election Studies survey data for 1984, 1986, and 1988 refutes the latter hypothesis: interaction variables based on various measures of partisanship and election-day rainfall show no evidence of partisan differences in the turnout-deterring impact of inclement weather. Furthermore, rainfall does not significantly reduce the probability of voting for the National Election Studies samples as a whole, but only among those respondents scoring low on the standard National Election Studies civic duty indicator. Copyright 1994 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Volume (Year): 79 (1994)
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