Saturday, August 29, 2009

the story behind the election

Andrew Gelman and John Sides have an article in the Boston Review analyzing Obama's victory, here.


Mithridates said...

Ever read Thomas Ferguson's The Golden Rule? A non-votercentric account of elections; takes what he calls an 'investment approach,' arguing that party nominations and where candidates stand on the issues is determined by major financial interests. Sounds obvious, not doing it justice, but it has a great chapter on Fed policy and the '36 election, and some other great stuff.

Helen DeWitt said...

No, hsven't read it. Sounds interesting.

Andrew Gelman said...

We refer to Ferguson's data and analyses in Red State, Blue State, to address the question of how the very rich vote. (You don't get a large enough sample of them from national surveys.)