Candidates Listed First Get More Votes

Butterfly_largeIn 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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