AUTHORS’ NOTE: Adam Clymer, political director of the National Annenberg Election Survey, and Dan Romer, PhD, associate director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, also contributed to this article.
Elections: Party Identification in the 2004 Election
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2005
Presidential Studies Quarterly
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 576–589, September 2005
How to Cite
WINNEG, K. and JAMIESON, K. H. (2005), Elections: Party Identification in the 2004 Election. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 35: 576–589. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5705.2005.00265.x
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2005
Data from the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) show that during the 2004 presidential election campaign, party affiliation was not entirely stable. The gap between Democrats and Republicans narrowed, continuing a pattern evident in the 2000 NAES. However, the Democrats retained their edge in party identification. Demographically, Republican party identification grew most among white evangelical Protestants. Slight gains were made among men and women. An analysis of party breakdown by state shows Republicans made significant gains in southern states but also grew in Maine and Oregon. The Democratic party made gains in a handful of states around the country.