Poster #46: Wyatt Hudgens – Party Image and Intra- Party Dissent in American Politics: The Equal Rights Amendment and Democratic Economic Policy Conflict in the 1980s

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Faculty mentor: Matthew Burbank

This research explores the potential relationship between the American electorate’s party image assessments of the two major political parties and a rise in intra-party dissent and rationalization. Looking at two historic instances (one for each party) I argue that despite a present inter-party divide, intra-party factors influence voters ‘mental images’ and party image assessments of the major political parties, especially on salient and divisive issues.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: wyatt.hudgens@eccles.utah.edu

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