Condorcet polling can yield serendipitous clues about voter views

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Condorcet polling provides additional information about pairwise rankings often obscured in standard polls when there are three or more candidates. This paper analyzes an original dataset collected from Duke University students in North Carolina concerning the 2014 Senate race, wherein a Democrat, a Republican, and a Libertarian contested the election. The results illustrate that Condorcet polling is feasible in such a context, and that the information provided changes the strategic calculus of voters in ways that may have a positive impact on the way votes are cast and choices considered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Potthoff, RF; Munger, MC

Published Date

  • October 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 165 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7101

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0048-5829

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11127-015-0285-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus