13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406




13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406
Textbook Problem

It has often been said that Democratic candidates are more liberal in Democratic primaries and Republican candidates are more conservative in Republican primaries than either is in the general election. Explain why.

To determine

Reasons for the liberal nature of democratic candidates and conservative nature of Republican candidates in primaries than general election.


In the primary election, the democratic candidate is at the left side of the spectrum and the Republican candidate is at the right of the spectrum from the middle. Hence, the median voter will change his positions as a rational voter. Since in the presidential election, the voter of Democratic Party is at the left of the m...

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