Proposal for the 2016 Time Series Study: How Anticipated Emotion Drives Voter Turnout

Does how we think we will feel if one of the presidential candidates wins or loses an election determine how likely we are to vote for a presidential candidate? We propose that one’s future, anticipated emotions regarding an election result can have an important motivational influence on voter turnout, and suggest including questions to assess this in the 2016 American National Election Time Series Study.

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