Incorrect Voting in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: How Partisan and Economic Cues Fail to Help Low-Information Voters, by Aaron Dusso, Ph.D.
Abstract: The importance of voting in undisputed, yet scholarly works attempting to understand the causes and consequences of incorrect voting are relatively scarce. Building on the works of Lau and Redlawsk (1997, 2006; Lau, Andersen, Redlawsk 2008), Dr. Dusso designed and implemented a new survey method measuring incorrect voting called Self-identified Incorrect Voting (SIV). This method allows survey respondents to determine for themselves if they voted incorrectly in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Dr. Dusso conducted the SIV survey of a national sample of voters and use the results to test traditional hypotheses regarding the value of partisanship and the economy as cues to help low-information voters behave in the same manner as high-information voters.