David C. Barker is a professor of government (American Politics) and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and many others.
Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners and losers in the process. According to this conventional wisdom, the “swingiest” voters are working-class whites in the Midwest, who supposedly hold the keys to the White House. Meanwhile, by contrast, […]