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The bellwether : why Ohio picks the president, Kyle Kondik

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The bellwether : why Ohio picks the president
Title
The bellwether
Title remainder
why Ohio picks the president
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Kondik
Title variation
Why Ohio picks the president
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1896, Ohio voters have failed to favor the next president only twice (in 1944 and 1960). Time after time, Ohio has found itself in the thick of the presidential race, and 2016 is shaping up to be no different. What about the Buckeye State makes it so special? In The Bellwether, Kyle Kondik, managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato's Crystal Ball, blends data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio's remarkable record as a predictor of presidential results and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. Part history, part journalism, this entertaining and astute guide proposes that Ohio has been the key state in the Electoral College for more than a century and examines what the idea of the swing state has come to mean. In discussing the evidence, Kondik uses the state's oft-mentioned status as a microcosm of the nation as a case study to trace the evolution of the American electorate, and identifies which places in Ohio have the most influence on the statewide result. Finally, he delves into the answer to the question voting Ohioans consider every four years: Will their state remain a bellwether, or is their ability to pick the president on its way out?"--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The bellwether : why Ohio picks the president, Kyle Kondik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Swing states, Bellwethers, and the nation's shrinking political middle -- Ohio at the head of the flock -- Typical in all things -- The Civil War at the ballot box, 1896-1932 -- Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Nixon---but not Taft 1936-1972 -- Obama rewrites the Carter-Clinton playbook, 1976-2012 -- Searching for Bellwether's Bellwether -- Will Ohio remain a Bellwether (and will it lose anything if it doesn't)?
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sky2ocm81565657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780821422083
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2016016839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The bellwether : why Ohio picks the president, Kyle Kondik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Swing states, Bellwethers, and the nation's shrinking political middle -- Ohio at the head of the flock -- Typical in all things -- The Civil War at the ballot box, 1896-1932 -- Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Nixon---but not Taft 1936-1972 -- Obama rewrites the Carter-Clinton playbook, 1976-2012 -- Searching for Bellwether's Bellwether -- Will Ohio remain a Bellwether (and will it lose anything if it doesn't)?
Control code
sky2ocm81565657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780821422083
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2016016839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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