Candidate-Centered Campaigning and the Incorporation of Immigrants into the U.S. Party System
40 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 27 Aug 2009
Date Written: 2009
As the size of the foreign-born population in the United States has climbed, political scientists have directed more attention to the forces that encourage or impede immigrant incorporation into the party system. Using a large two-wave panel survey of Mexican immigrants administered in the fall of 2008, we examine whether candidate-centered campaign ads targeting Latinos can foster partisanship among Mexicans. We find strong evidence for this, but over the long-term these effects vary considerably based on regional contexts.
Keywords: partisanship, immigrants, campaigns
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