Brookings

For Support Of Research On Congressional Primaries

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Congressional primaries are the great under-studied part of American democracy. Big media almost never pay for exit polls in congressional districts, and there is plenty of evidence that the primary system is one of the major factors at the root of polarization. Yet very little is known about primary voters. Working with the biggest and most well-respected exit polling companies, Brookings will collect exit poll data in 20 congressional districts during the 2016 congressional primaries. The aim will be to help answer many questions about primary voters—their ideology, issue preferences, and intensity of participation in politics—and the effects these voters have on polarization.
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