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Presidential Elections

Full of data and examples from the 2000 and 2004 elections, the eleventh edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interview.

Presidential Elections shares comprehensive coverage of the elections of the early 2000s, including campaign strategy, the sequence of electoral events, and the issues, all from the perspective of the various actors in the election process: voters, interest groups, political parties, the media and the candidates themselves.

Nelson Polsby is a master of debunking myths and analyzing trends. In this fortieth birthday edition of Presidential Elections, he continues the tradition he and Aaron Wildavsky established as co-authors and goes one step further in following contemporary trends in frontloading and the regulation of political finance.

Nelson W. Polsby was an American political scientist who specialized in the studies of United States presidency and Congress. He was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and served as the editor of the American Political Science Review