American voters generally do not vote their pocketbooks...

May 9, 2015

They understand that American voters generally do not vote their pocketbooks. Princeton economics professor Alan B. Krueger has written that: "political scientists and economists have been unable to find much of a link between individuals' self-interest and their position on a range of public opinion questions, or on their voting behavior... [V]oters appear to put more weight on what they think is in the country's best interest, using whatever clues they can."



Source: Source Alan B. Krueger [Princeton economist], “A Study Looks at What the Public Knows, Or Doesn’t Know, About Economics and Why,” The New York Times, April 1, 2004, Business Section., 2




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