The Racial Factor in Urban Elections

  • Lieske J
  • Hillard J
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Abstract

-show that race more important than class (aggregate data) in predicting votes for black candidates -as income increases, black support increases -opposite for white candidate (where class is more important than race) "The continuing reluctance of Cincinnati's voters to support candidates of the opposite race cannot be overemphasized" -race more important in municipal than state or national elections (Jennings and Zeigler, 1966; Pomper, 1966; Arrington, 1978) -Hahn and Almy(1971LA) find that class better predictor than race in los angeles elections/Halley et. al. suggest the opposite for 1973 election in LA

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Authors

  • Joel Lieske

  • Jan William Hillard

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