PS: Political Science & Politics

Symposium: Forecasting the 2012 American National Elections

Forecasting the 2012 American National Elections

Editor's Introduction

James E. Campbell

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

This symposium presents 13 articles forecasting the 2012 US national elections. Included in this collection are the eight national and one state presidential vote forecasting models published in PS: Political Science & Politics during the 2008 elections along with three additional forecasts and one article offering a composite of the forecasts. Although the focus remains on the presidential contest, as in past years, several articles extend their scope to cover the congressional elections as well.

James E. Campbell is a UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He currently serves as chair of the Political Forecasting Group, a related group of APSA. His research interests center onAmerican macropolitics and electoral change. He is the author of three books and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is The American Campaign: U.S. Presidential Campaigns and the National Vote. He can be reached at jcampbel@buffalo.edu.

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