Campaigns and Elections – What is Driving the Vote? describes the successful employment of regression analysis to determine voter motives.
Finding the Swing Voter
Predictive Modeling – Finding the Swing Voter is a political application of scoring voters to find the ones most likely to be undecided to be targeted in a direct mail campaign.
Using Conjoint Analysis in Political Communications
A Choice Model maximizing advertising effect is shown in Using Conjoint Analysis in Political Communications. This analysis, when used properly, can provide insight to the governor when he sets policy priorities or assesses main concerns dominating the voter’s mind as the election nears, or it can gauge the strength of the position ‘soup’ a given campaign will stir when it goes to press.
Finding and Measuring Your Vision Thing – Political Branding: How to Manage It and Help Your Candidates Win is an article in Politics Magazine that discussing how to position your candidate’s brand.
Green? – Attitudes, Behaviors and the New Green
Green? – Attitudes, Behaviors and the New Green examines environmental issues in politics.
Political Branding Perceptual Maps
The magazine article titled Using Perceptual Map for Political Branding explains how to use this graphical marketing research technique to uncover wedge issues for political campaigns.
How Nate Silver Did It
The article How Nate Silver Did It looks at how probabilistic models, which use weighted averages to predict election outcomes, can be used in state and local races as well as in presidential ones.
Steering the Vote Case Study
Steering the Vote – The Case of the Oglala Sioux Casino explains how regression analysis can indicate which issues in a referendum campaign motivate supporters and which move voters to become supporters.