The Perot Voters & the Future of American Politics

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Prometheus Books, 1996 - Political Science - 277 pages
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The 20 million voters who supported Ross Perot's 1992 run for the White House are a powerful and volatile bloc. These determined voters have the desire and the clout to effect significant changes in the American political system. But what do we know about these millions who have placed their faith in an eccentric Texas billionaire whose campaign was limited to infomercials, books, and high-toned political debate?

Albert J. Menendez brings us the only serious analysis of Perot voters and their impact on the future of American politics. Citing verifiable, credible, yet little-known data based on county voting data in every state, precinct data in select locales, and exit polling conducted at sample precincts on Election Day, Menendez reveals the widespread appeal of Perot's message. No other third-party candidate has tapped the wells of disaffection on both the right and the left, or has so effectively garnered the support of such diverse constituencies. This in-depth look at the Perot faithful provides important insights into the depth of his appeal and what it portends for the political future of America.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
General Overview
19
The Revolt of the Middle Class
27
Copyright

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Albert J. Menendez (Gaithersburg, MD), a statistician formerly employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is associate director of Americans for Religious Liberty, and author of Religious Liberty and State Constitutions, and Visions of Reality: What Fundamentalist Schools Teach.

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