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New Approach to the Study of Ticket-Splitting

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Burden, Barry C. (Ohio State University)
  • Kimball, David C. (Southern Illinois University)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1998-05-15
Language
English
Free Keywords
congressional elections; presidential elections; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset contains presidential and congressional election totals at the state and congressional district level for 1988. Using a new solution to the ecological inference problem developed by Gary King, the investigators used these data to estimate the proportion of voters splitting their ballots in each electoral unit. The variation in ticket-splitting across electoral units was then examined. The investigators found that, contrary to balancing arguments, voters were not intentionally splitting their tickets to produce divided government and moderate policies. In most cases split outcomes were a byproduct of lopsided congressional campaigns that featured well-funded, high-quality candidates versus unknown competitors, and split-ticket voting was largely unintentional.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) Three ASCII files are submitted: HOUSE88.DAT, which contains data at the congressional district for 1988, SENATE88.DAT, which contains data at the state level for 1988, and READTHIS.TXT, which provides a description of the variables in the other two data files. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 1140 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01140.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Burden, Barry C.; Kimball, David C. (1998): New Approach to the Study of Ticket-Splitting. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01140