Political Science 3300     
The American Presidency
      February 13, 2012


Choosing the President


 

Interregnum between the nomination and the General Election

 

 

 

4. The General Election

 

 

    a. The Electoral College

 

 

 

 

 

 

    b. Turnout   

 

 

 

   

    c. The voters' choice

 

        Party Identification

 

 

 

        Candidate Image

 

 

 

        Policy

 

 

 

        Retrospective voting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    d. The 2008 General Election campaign

 

 

        The Incumbent Party's Problems

 

 

 

        The Financial Crisis

 

 

 

        Analyzing the Vote