Since its first edition in 1980, Change and Continuity has been known for offering the best analysis and explanation of voting behavior in the most recent election and setting those results in the context of larger trends and patterns in elections studies. This top-notch author team meticulously and accessibly explains the National Election Studies data and analyzes its importance and impact. Known for its current scholarship and excellent use and display of data, the text covers the most recent presidential and Congressional elections, voter turnout, and the social forces, party loyalties, and prominent issues that affect voting behavior. The 2016 and 2018 Edition will include new material on the congressional elections 2018 and an updated conclusion reflecting on what those results mean for the future of American politics.
Part I: • The 2016 Presidential Election
- Chapter 1: • The Nomination Struggle
- Chapter 2: • The General Election Campaign
- Chapter 3: • The Election Results
Part II: • Voting Behavior in the 2016 Presidential Election
- Chapter 4: • Who Voted?
- Chapter 5: • Social Forces and the Vote
- Chapter 6: • Candidates, Issues, and the Vote
- Chapter 7: • Presidential Performance and Candidate Choice
- Chapter 8: • Party Loyalties, Policy Preferences, and the Vote
Part III: • The 2016 Congressional Elections
- Chapter 9: • Candidates and Outcomes in 2016
- Chapter 10: • The Congressional Electorate in 2016
- Chapter 11: • The 2018 Congressional Elections
Part IV: • The 2016 and 2018 Elections in Perspective