Valenzuela Paper Cited in Economist on Effect of Progressive Candidate in Election

Monday, Jul 15, 2019

Ali Valenzuela's work on racially conservative voters and anti-immigrant attitudes was cited in The Economist. The "Debatable" piece uses Valenzuela's paper (with Reny and Collingwood) to bolster the author's argument that the Democratic candidate will need to hold moderate positions in order to win.


In an article published last year, Tyler Reny of UCLA, Loren Collingwood of UC Riverside, and Ali Valenzuela of Princeton wrote that “white voters with racially conservative or anti-immigrant attitudes switched votes to Donald Trump [in 2016] at a higher rate than those with more liberal views on these issues.” According to the authors, those losses could have been enough to cost Hillary Clinton the election.

Valenzuela is assistant professor of politics at Princeton University and a CSDP faculty associate.