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Framing Labels and Immigration Policy Attitudes in the Iowa Caucuses: “Trying to Out-Tancredo Tancredo”
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We use an experiment built into a series of surveys of Iowa voters during the 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign to test the effect of differing group framing labels on immigration policy preferences. We find that certain framing labels matter, but only among Republican partisans for whom the immigration issue is important. We also find that issue importance produces more conservative policy preferences for Democrats as well as Republicans. We examine and discuss these results as well as their implications for the immigration debate, the interaction between issue salience and policy preferences, and the theory of political framing in general.
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Volume 33, Issue 3 , pp 433-454
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- Immigration attitudes
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- 1. Department of Government, Centre College, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, 40422, USA
- 2. Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, Wood Lawn, 191 Ryders Ln., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA
- 3. Department of International Studies, Virginia Military Institute, 435 Scott Shipp Hall, Lexington, VA, 24450, USA