In two new publications I looked at whether individuals listed first on the ballot received systematically more votes than those listed later. In both North Dakota and California elections, first-listed candidates received a small (less than one percentage point) but consistent benefit from their positions. The articles are available from Public Opinion Quarterly and Electoral Studies.
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