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electoral advantage to incumbency and voters" valuation of politicians" experience

David Sang-Yoon Lee

electoral advantage to incumbency and voters" valuation of politicians" experience

a regression discontinuity analysis of elections to the U.S. House

by David Sang-Yoon Lee

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Elections -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Incumbency (Public officers) -- United States.,
  • Voting -- United States -- Mathematical models.,
  • Discontinuous functions.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid S. Lee.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 8441, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 8441.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32, [11] p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22425651M

    competitive districts, to give up this electoral advantage unless the alternative is superior on some dimension of value to the party. 2 Such challengers may be rare. Sometimes, however, it seems clear that an incumbent deserves to be Size: KB. To put this into perspective, these uncompetitive districts included 85 percent of the nation’s eligible voters. 27 While this lack of competition is due to a variety of factors including the advantages of incumbency and political geography, studies have shown that redistricting contributes to the decline in competitive seats and partisan. The advantages that elected representatives have over newcomers in getting re-elected. For example: prior experience, familiar face to voters, access to funding, etc.   Debunking the ‘home-state advantage’ and other myths of picking a vice president Then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigns in as the Republican vice presidential nominee. (Joe Burbank / Pool).


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electoral advantage to incumbency and voters" valuation of politicians" experience by David Sang-Yoon Lee Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Close Elections. The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Close Elections*. David S.

Lee. UC Berkeley and NBER. The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Elections to the U.S Cited by: The electoral advantage to incumbency and voters' valuation of politicians' experience: a regression discontinuity analysis of elections to the U.S.

House. The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Elections to the U.S. The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Elections to the.

The electoral advantage to incumbency and voters' valuation of politicians' experience: a regression discontinuity analysis of elections to the US. w The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Elections to the U.S Friedman and Schwartz: General Features of Our Estimates.

to as the ‘‘policy factor’’ in the voter’s decision. The Incumbency Advantage The incumbency advantage is a measure of the improvement in a party’s expected electoral perform-ance when its candidate is an incumbent rather than a candidate in an open-seat election.

Definition 1 The incumbency advantage for party. Randomized experiments from non-random selection in U.S. House elections$ ‘‘The electoral advantage to incumbency and voters’ valuation of politicians’ experience: a regression discontinuity analysis of elections to the U.S. House’’, is Cited by: 1.

Introduction. The incumbency advantage is a prominent feature of U.S. elections. 1 While the existence and growth of the incumbency advantage has been well documented for general elections for all levels of U.S.

government, little is known about the incumbency advantage in primary elections. Even basic facts, such as whether an incumbency advantage exists in Cited by: The Variable Incumbency Advantage: New Voters, Redistricting, and the Personal Vote Article in American Journal of Political Science 47(1).

an exogenous shock) a ects political parties’ candidate selection strategies. In Section 2, we rst elaborate on why we focus on Australia. In Section 3, we present a simple two-party game in a single-seat competition and derive two hypotheses under the assumptions of incumbency advantage and incumbency disadvantage.

In Section 4, we. A primary election in which voters need not declare their party affiliation and electoral advantage to incumbency and voters valuation of politicians experience book choose one party's primary ballot to take into the voting booth. Modified Closed Primary A primary election that allows individual state parties to decide whether they permit independents to vote in their primaries and for which offices.

David S. Lee, "The Electoral Advantage to Incumbency and Voters' Valuation of Politicians' Experience: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Elections to the U.S.," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Yogesh Uppal, Similarly, voters may value the quality of experience in a candidate, which gives any incumbent candidate an advantage by virtue of having been in office (Norris et al., ). Incumbency advantage can, however, also seen be seen as a reward by the electorate for good constituency service by legislators (Fiorina, ).Cited by: 1 Introduction In US congressional elections incumbents are typically victorious when they run for reelec-tion and incumbents’ campaign spending is significantly higher than challengers’.1 Empirical studies find that incumbents tend to have a sizable electoral advantage.2 Incumbency ad- vantage is of concern because it may lead to lower probability of victory for Author: Matthew T.

Cole, Ivan Pastine, Tuvana Pastine. Advantages of Incumbency. Well known Holding an elected office, whether it’s a Senator or local PTA President, bestows upon the owner a certain amount of prominence among their constituents. When it comes time to vote, name recognition is one of the primary benefits of incumbency, especially in more obscure races.

may have removed external voters and thus erased the electoral advantage derived from voter buying by incumbent politicians. The resulting change in the composition of the electorate could cause politicians to increase the provision of public goods preferred by existing (poor) residents to (re)gain electoral support.

Second, the evidence on File Size: 1MB. Thus, even if incumbency does not offer an electoral advantage, in-cumbent candidates should tend to be stronger vote getters than their party's other candidates on the ballot. Similarly, apart from any incumbency advantage, an incumbent's retirement may weaken his party's chances of retaining the seat simply because retiring incum.

Brian J. Gaines, "Popular Myths about Popular Vote-Electoral College Splits," PS: Political Science and Politics 34 (March ): ; George C.

Edwards III, Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, ), To award the national vote. in nearly every state and federal office hold roughly similar electoral advantages, and the incumbency effect grew at roughly the same rate and at approximately the same time for all offices.2 The search for the cause of legislators’ incumbency advantages, then, has become a search for a general cause of incumbency advantages.

partisan incumbency advantage. In addition, robustness test point to a potential role of term limits in causing political turnover. Keywords: incumbency advantage; local politics; electoral reform JEL codes: D70, D72, D78 ∗Department of Economics, University of Goettingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3, Goettingen.

The premise of the incumbency effect is that there are advantages to being an incumbent which puts challengers at an automatic disadvantage. The effect suggests that "the incumbent.

(Book pages ) -One indicator of the strength of incumbents advantage is the quality of the candidates who decide to run against them. +Quality - congressional challengers who have held previous elective office (served as mayor, state legislature, etc).-Just being an incumbent increases your chances by % as a Democrat ().

Lee, D S (), “The Electoral advantage to incumbency and voters, valuation of politicians, experience: A regression discontinuity analysis of elections to the U.S. House,” NBER Working Paper No. Incumbency is one of the most researched and debated topics within the realm of political r, the research regarding appointed U.S.

senators and the incumbency advantage is not nearly as vast. In this research, the relationship between the number of months served as an appointed U.S. senator and the percentage of vote that appointed senator.

Candidate Quality, the Personal Vote, and the Incumbency Advantage in Congress - Volume Issue 2 - JAMIE L. CARSON, ERIK J. ENGSTROM, JASON M. ROBERTS suggest that candidate quality is a fundamental piece of the puzzle in understanding the historical development of the incumbency advantage in American by:   The incumbency factor in presidential elections.

The incumbency factor, in political terms, is the advantages an incumbent has over his challengers. Such advantages include the power of the. political science literature, the electoral success of the incumbent party is also reflectedinthe two-party vote share, which is about 60 to 70 percent during the same period.

8 As might be expected, incumbent candidates also enjoy a high electoral success rate. For decades, running as an incumbent was undoubtedly a huge advantage in electoral politics. As recently as 20 years ago, holding office added an average of 8 percentage points to a candidate’s Author: Nathaniel Rakich.

We develop a model that calls into question some longstanding presumptions about incumbency advantage. Our results show that increases in some of the ostensible benefits of incumbency frequently cited in the empirical and theoretical literature make it difficult for voters to differentiate incumbents of higher and lower quality.

While this leads to an improvement in the electoral Cited by: Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy Vol. 1, No. 3 Original Papers The Incumbency Advantage in U.S.

Elections: An Analysis of State and Cited by: Candidate Quality, the Personal Vote, and the Incumbency THE INCUMBENCY ADVANTAGE IN CONGRESS Building on early work that first recognized the ris- challengers with previous electoral experience faced off at a considerably lower rate than in the immedi-ate post-World War II era.

Thus, when incumbents ran. In electoral politics, an incumbent is the existing holder of a political office. In this activity, you will explore trends in Congressional incumbency and examine factors leading to what many have termed the “incumbency advantage” in Congress.

Proves that all previous measures of incumbency advantage in the congressional elections literature were biased or inconsistent, and develops an unbiased estimator based on a simple linear regression model.

Andrew Gelman and Gary King. “ Estimating Incumbency Advantage Without Bias.” American Journal of Political Science, 34, Pp. Despite the popular notion that an increase in voter turnout is bad news for serving governments, three decades of electoral data shows voter turnout is not necessarily pro- or anti-incumbent.

The incumbency advantage is a prominent feature of U.S. elections.1 While the existence and growth of the incumbency advantage has been well documented for general elections for all levels of U.S.

government, little is known about the incumbency advantage in primary elections. Incumbency, votes and electoral outcomes: incumbent party vote share associated with the race or ethnic identity of candidates standing as challengers. Specifically, they maintain that in the case of the three major parties, the incumbent investigating whether the same or a similar pattern of incumbent party advantage extends to local Author: Galina Borisyuk, Michael Thrasher, Colin Rallings, Richard Webber.

We examine the influence of the incumbency advantage on two features of the electoral system in the U.S. House elections: electoral responsiveness and partisan bias. Using a district-level seats-votes model of House elections, we are able to distinguish systematic changes from unique, election-specific variations.

I show that even a minor and temporary electoral advantage for the incumbent party may give rise to a self-perpetuating cycle in which the highest-quality politicians join the incumbent party, and voters correctly anticipate a quality disadvantage for the opposition party – which in turn limits their ability to credibly threaten to replace.

of an incumbent—either the party in power or a specific office-holder. The heart of Key’s theory is that voters reward good performance by becoming more inclined to vote for the incumbent and punish bad performance by becoming less inclined to support the incumbent.

However, Key did not clarify the meaning of ‘good’ and ‘bad.Political analysts in the United States and United Kingdom have noted the existence of a sophomore surge (not known as such in the United Kingdom) in which first term representatives see an increase in votes in their first election.

This phenomenon is said to bring an advantage of up to 10% for first term representatives, which increases the incumbency advantage.Incumbent Senate Democrats are up for reelection in 10 states that Donald Trump won. Hanging onto all of them, and maybe picking up one or two Republican states is a very steep climb.

However, recent developments have moved four of the states out of the danger zone, or at least that is what the Democrats think. The Democratic Senate Majority.