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Electoral choice in America

Gerald C. Wright

Electoral choice in America

image, party, and incumbency in State and national elections

by Gerald C. Wright

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Published by Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Elections -- United States.,
    • Voting -- United States.,
    • Presidents -- United States.,
    • Public opinion -- United States.,
    • Incumbency (Public officers) -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 179-192.

      StatementGerald C. Wright, Jr.
      SeriesComparative State Elections Project series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK1968 1968 .W75
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 192 p. :
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5234540M
      LC Control Number75305024

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