Enlightening preferences : priming in a heterogeneous campaign environment
Voters are exposed to vastly different campaign environments based on their geographic location. This results in heterogeneity in the intensity and communicative content that voters are exposed to across a nationally representative sample. The present analysis seeks to leverage this variance in communication environments facing voters to better capture the effects of campaign priming. I find that when taking account of the communications that voters face, the effects of priming are clearer, but also more complex.