Change and Continuity in the 2012 and 2014 Elections

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, Brad T. Gomez, and David W. Rohde
CQ Press
2015

Since its first edition in 1982, Change and Continuity has been known for offering the best analysis and explanation of voting behavior in recent elections and setting those results in the context of larger trends and patterns in elections studies. Year after year, the top-notch author team, which includes Duke political science professors Aldrich and Rohde, meticulously and accessibly explains and displays the National Election Studies data and analyzes its impact while making use of the most recent scholarship. This edition covers the 2012 presidential and congressional elections and includes an all-new chapter on the 2014 mid-term election. It examines the social forces, party loyalties, and prominent issues that affected voting behavior, and offers conclusions about what the results mean for the future of American politics.