An Analysis of Three Presidential Elections

2676 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 11 Pages
It shall be observed that voting turnouts are directly related to the attitude candidate have and the ways in which they make fellow citizens eager about their potential presidency, and the policies they plan on bringing to the country that are related to the general public.
The first year of Presidential elections to be analyzed is that of 1988. Records show that in 1988, in which Dukakis and Bush were battling for the title of President, the turnout was even lower than the average expectation and only 91,594,686 people showed up to cast their vote. This figure concludes that 50.1 percent of people eligible to vote came to elect the president of their choice and the rest did not show interest. (Wright, 1995)
As mentioned the 1988 election was not very successful in attaining the president of the choice of most American people because a very low number of people showed up to cast their vote. The low turnout can be explained through several reasons.
First of all, it must be realized that Dukakis was a democratic candidate. It is well known that democrats usually attract the low socioeconomic population who are more likely to skip voting for reasons that are not political. However, those with higher socioeconomic statuses, who are less likely to skip elections, are generally in favor of Republican leaders.…
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