TITLE

Battle initiatives: This time ballot referendums could help Democrats

AUTHOR(S)
Corrigan, Don
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
St. Louis Journalism Review;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 288, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the use of ballot referendums during elections in the U.S. Several academic studies have shown that ballot initiatives can be particularly effective in midterm elections when they can boost turnout as much as eight percentage points. The momentum created by ballot initiatives may be with progressives and their presence on several state ballots is expected to give a boost to candidates on the Democratic side. Two other ballot issues that could bring liberal voters to the polls in November 2006, boosting the fortunes of Democrats, are a minimum-wage initiative and a measure to raise taxes on tobacco to fund state health care. INSET: Ballot issues will raise big bucks for media.
ACCESSION #
21692083

 

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