Articles by Conor M. Dowling

It is commonly assumed that Barack Obama will not benefit from as much voter enthusiasm in 2012 as his candidacy generated in 2008. And while Mitt Romney will not benefit from the enthusiasm that helped propel the Republicans to historic victories in the 2010 midterm elections, there is some evidence ...
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Recent policymaking history aside, common discussions of the parties suggest that there are differences in the perceived willingness of Democrats and Republicans to deal with the deficit. In light of these perceived differences, we sought to understand whether members of the public really do distinguish between the likely consequences of ...
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Conor M. Dowling is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Mississippi. He studies both mass and elite political behavior with a substantive focus on issues of electoral competition, representation, and public policy. He has published articles in many scholarly journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.