Effects of the War in Iraq: An Analysis of Maine Voters

21 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010 Last revised: 19 Oct 2010

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Seán K. Yoder

University of Dublin - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 18, 2010

Abstract

This paper analyses the effects of the war in Iraq on voters in Maine. Utilising actual vote tallies rather than two party share of the vote, this paper looks directly at changes in vote tallies. Results indicate a positive non‐linear direct effect, larger effects in wealthier counties, larger effects in less populated counties, and larger effects in counties with high levels of previous votes for Democratic candidates. Results indicate that models should use various cross effects between war and economic variables to improve prediction power.

Keywords: Iraq War, Median Voter Throem, Maine Voters, Vote Prediction

JEL Classification: C23, D72

Suggested Citation

Yoder, Seán K., Effects of the War in Iraq: An Analysis of Maine Voters (October 18, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1692758 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1692758

Seán K. Yoder (Contact Author)

University of Dublin - Department of Economics ( email )

Dublin 2
Ireland

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