Yglesias

Fun With Quantification

CREDIT:

Here’s Larry Bartels in his new paper (PDF) “Base Appeal: The Political Attitudes and Priorities of Core Partisans” translating the idea that Democrats and Republicans both want to appeal to the median voter, but are also pulled away from median positions by the views of their respective bases into a equationese:

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Remarks on the substance of the paper TK.