How Much Does Electability Matter?

Dec 14 2011 @ 6:47pm

Obama_Gingrich

According to Ed Kilgore, very little. John Sides and Alex Lundry's research differs. Sides's bottom line:

Ultimately, our results suggest that GOP voters are indeed willing to change their votes.  Moreover, they suggest that strategic considerations like electability can be persuasive.

Chart from TPM.