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








        Retrospective voting








    d. The 2008 General Election campaign



        The Incumbent Party's Problems




        The Financial Crisis




        Analyzing the Vote