Episode 146: Closeted Partisans and the Myth of the Independent Voter

Striking down the conventional wisdom around the 2016 election

People really don’t like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But will that matter come election time? Probably not. Are voters ditching the parties in droves to declare themselves independents? Not really.

Take everything you think you know about this election cycle and throw it out the window, says Alan Abramowitz, a professor of political science at Emory University.

On the latest DecodeDC podcast, Abramowitz strikes down some of the conventional wisdom surrounding the 2016 campaign, and instead offers up some conclusions from a model that he’s built to predict election outcomes.

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