Election Day: Electoral Behavior and Voter Turnout

Founding Principles Chapter 9: Electoral Behavior and Voter Turnout from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

On this election day, which may well be a nail-biter until the very end, Founding Principles narrator and government professor Andrew Rudalevige looks at electoral behavior and voter turnout.

Watch as he explains how game-changers and party identification factor into it all,  and how voting is mostly retrospective, along the lines of Ronald Reagan’s query to voters in 1980, asking if they were better off now than four year ago.

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