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Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate

 
 
 
 
Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate
Author: Matthew H. Olson - John Green
ISBN 13: 9780136155577
ISBN 10: 13615557
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2008-02-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $49.95
 
 

Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate explores the many demographic gaps that exist within the American electorate.

This book is designed to explore the most important voting gaps in American politics today. It shows that twenty-first-century Americans are divided on a wide range of political fronts that go far beyond the somewhat simplistic “red state, blue state” rubric that has become so popular in American political discourse. Reality is far more complex. The authors capture and explain this complexity through a collection of chapters by leading scholars of a range of voting gaps, including racial/ethnic gaps, the marriage gap, the worship attendance gap, the income/class gap, the rural/urban gap, the gender gap, and the generation gap. Also included is a chapter by a leading political pollster and strategist, Anna Greenberg, on how campaigns use information about voting gaps.