Delegates and Trustees? Connecting Voters and Legislators
I recently participated in the 2011 wave of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project. In my portion of the survey, I explored the extent to which voters prefer legislators who are delegates (i.e., vote in accordance with citizen preferences) or trustees. Based on direct survey items on this, as well as issue questions designed to map voters and legislators in a common ideological space, I plan to start a blog examining the ideological links between constituents and their representatives. Stay tuned for the latest information!